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Cosmorama Rooms, Westminster. "The Wonder of the Sea!", 1849

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PressmarkEvan.2866
Heading or VenueCosmorama Rooms
PlaceLondon, Westminster
TitleThe Wonder of the sea! The gymnetrus Northumbricus, or sea-serpent, caught on the Northumbrian coast, March 26th, 1849 its dorsal fin resembling a mane, and its head surmounted with a crest like that of a cockatoo, - is now exhibiting at the Cosmorama Rooms, 209, Regent Street. This extraordinary fish is an entirely new species of a very rare genus, and is not noticed in any of the standard works on Ichythology … It will be exhibited and described to visitors by Mr. Hingston … One of the fishermen who caught it will be present in the room. Admission, one shilling …
Size45 cm.
Date1849
Imprint[London] : R.S. Francis, printer, 25 Museum Street, Bloomsbury.
NotesPrinted in blue and black. With an engraved illustration of the sea-serpent.
GenrePoster
SubjectSea Serpents; Exhibitions - England; Northumberland
NamesHingston, Mr.; Natural History Society
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