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Bleak and chub
Ichthyological study of a bleak, possibly a common bleak, Alburnus alburnus, here styled Alburnus Salv [top], and a common chub Squalius cephalus, here styled Squalus Salv.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Alburnus Salv./ 2. Squalus Salv./ Tab. Q. 4. Sumpt: D. S. Pepys Praes: S.R:’ with further handwritten annotation ‘ Idem cum Q 10. n.1. Capito/ 1. Non est Alburnus nosiler, sed Capito Lacustris, & Albus piscis Salviani, An Capito caeruleus noister/ 2. Capito sive cephalus A Chub or Chevin’. Numbered ‘117’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate Q:4 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-20703
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