In search of the rococofish
January 4, 2011 7:03 AM   Subscribe

Pfft to this "dubious accuracy". It is merely that mermaids and smiley-faced-triggerfish have grown smarter, and are no longer caught by brutes with hooks and sketchbooks..

(Love it, they are indeed beautful. Thanks!)
posted by Ahab at 7:48 AM on January 4, 2011

The new year has comer an yet, the flow of awesome posts has not ebbed! Thoroughly enjoyed the links here, thanks for sharing. What a tale, down from the self promotion as "Agent de Sa Majesté Britannique", to apparently scientific drawings of mermaids. Fantastic.
posted by the cydonian at 8:30 AM on January 4, 2011

"come and yet" The Cupertino effect strikes again!
posted by the cydonian at 8:31 AM on January 4, 2011

Bonus points for being the first to spot the tiny yellow submarine sailing through one of the pictures.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:01 AM on January 4, 2011

Very nice.
posted by OmieWise at 9:29 AM on January 4, 2011

"Fish, crayfish and crabs, various colors and extraordinary figures, which are found around islands of Moluccas and the coasts of southern lands."
posted by blue_beetle at 9:59 AM on January 4, 2011

This reminds me of Gould's Book of Fish, a strange novel relating to a rare book of Tasmanian fish drawings of perhaps dubious accuracy.
posted by sepviva at 8:33 PM on January 4, 2011

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