Product images of Albacore
Ichthyological study of the albacore, here styled Corretta alba, and the torpedo scad, here styled Coorza alba. Both shown in full left profile.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Correct Belgis Corretta alba Pisonis, e P. A. D. I: Frasier/ 2. Coorza Pisonis./ Tab. M.5. Sumpt: D. Metcalf Weddall Arm.’ With further handwritten annotation ‘1. An piscis Albacore nautis dietus Albacara Thynni species’. Numbered ‘87’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate M:5 from De historia piscium libri quatuor, by Francis Willughby and John Ray (Oxford, 1686).
Francis Willughby (1635-1672), British naturalist, was an Original Fellow of the Royal Society.
John Ray (1627-1705), British naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1667.
- Image reference: RS-20673
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