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Barbel and carp
Ichthyological study of a barbel, possibly a common barbel, Barbus barbus, here styled Barbus Salv [top], and a pigo, Rutilus pigus, here styled Cyprinus clavatus [bottom].
Printed inscription: ‘1. Barbus Salv. A Barbell/ 2. Cyprinus clavatus Sive Picho et Pigo Salv/ Tab. Q. 2. Sumpt: D: S: Pepys Praes: S: R’. Numbered ‘115’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate Q:2 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.
Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) British naval official and diarist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1665 and served as President between 1684-1686.
- Image reference: RS-20701
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