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To learn more about the engraver of the 17th-century head-piece pictured to the left, see the IN BRIEF biography for Wenceslaus Hollar.

This forthcoming e-publication is part of She-philosopher.​com’s collection of materials on the natural and cultural history of the chameleon. For more, see the overview page for this ongoing study in the STUDIES section.

For more about forthcoming projects planned for this website, see the PREVIEWS section.


This forthcoming title (Library Cat. No. PERR1671) is not yet listed in She-philosopher.​com’s Library Catalog.

First Published:  September 2012
Revised (substantive):  9 May 2021

Under Construction

S O R R Y,  but this e-publication page — with an HTML transcript of the first anatomical description of the chameleon, by Claude Perrault and “the Ingenious Philosophers” of the Académie Royale des Sciences, published originally as Description Anatomique d’un Caméleon, d’un Castor, d’un Dromedaire, d’un Ours, et d’une Gazelle (Paris, 1669), then reissued as Memoires pour Servir a l’Histoire Naturelle des Animaux (Paris, 1671), and Englished by Alexander Pitfield as Memoir’s for a Natural History of Animals, with illustrations by Richard Waller (London, 1688) — is still under construction.

17th-century head-piece showing six boys with farm tools, by Wenceslaus Hollar

We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that you will return to check on its progress another time.

If you have specific questions relating to’s ongoing research projects, contact the website editor.

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