|Title||Painting, 'Vertical section of the great cave at Gailenreuth' by [Thomas Webster after William Buckland]|
|Description||Plate 26 showing a sectional landscape of levels within the Gailenreuth cave complex near Bamberg, Bavaria [Upper Franconia], Germany, showing explorers using torchlight and a ladder to investigate stalactites and deposits of fossil bones. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed, but inscribed lower left in pencil 'Is. [Isaac] Basire sc'. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mills 1819'. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.|
Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyæna, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the continent' by William Buckland.
Read to the Royal Society on 21 February 1822.
|Physical description||Ink wash and pencil on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0178|
|URL description||Digital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8154||Buckland; William (1784 - 1856); Dean of Westminster and geologist||1784 - 1856|