The British Museum: the Coral Room, with visitors. Wood engraving, 1847. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.
"We have engraved one of the " New Rooms" in the Northern Zoological Gallery. The wall cases contain the Handed and Glirine Mammalia, as apes, monkeys. and bats; and beavers, porcupines, hares and rabbits, squirrels. &c. The table cases contain the different kinds of corals, which are cieverly arranged, and are very attractive. Over the wall cases are placed large fish, as the Herschel pike fish, from the Cape of Good Hope; the Sudia, from the rivers of Berbice; and the bony pike, from North America."--The illustrated London news, loc. cit.