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In the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam the so-called Lombard album is being kept, which has ca. 100 drawings of animals. One of these drawings was made by an anonymous artist with paintbrush on paper; the size of the paper is h 35 x w 292 mm. This drawing is dated ca. 1560–1585 [1].

RP-T-1960-56

The drawing shows a slug, undoubtedly Limax maximus Linnaeus, 1758. Figures of Limacidae are quite rare during this century (Dr Dolf van Bruggen, pers. commun.), and this is one of the few found so far.

Note:
[1] RMA RP-T-1960-56, http://bit.ly/1eu8JzJ (9.i.2014).

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