image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

A jerboa standing in the desert next to an inscribed stone with pyramids in the background.

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Description

Coloured etching by G. Edwards after himself.
Jerboa: small desert rodent of the family Dipodidae with long hind legs and the ability to make large jumps

Inscription: This animal is called Al Jerbua, or Jerbua, and is figur'd and describ'd in Del Tesoro Britannico delineate e descritte da Nicola Francesco Haym Romano...Geo. Edwards del. anno 1752

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image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

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Location

London, England

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Tww Comment

Plate 219 from chapter 9 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 1 . Drawn from life. This animal was the property of Mr. Scarlet, Optician, near St. Ann’s Church, Westminster (https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/56895855)