Product images of Bowfin
Ichthyological study of a species of bowfin, possibly Amia calva, here styled Amia Salv, in full right profile.
Printed inscription: ‘Amia Salv./ Tab. S. 17. Sumpt. D. Samuelis Pepys Praes. S. R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘Leccia Roma et Livorne. Glaucus Aldrovand’. Numbered ‘144’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate S:17 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-20730
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