Product images of Boxfish
Ichthyological study of three species of boxfish from the Ostracion genus, all shown in full right profile. Styled Ostracion alter [right], Orbis ranæ rictu [top left] and Orbis oblongus [bottom left] respectively.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Ostracion alter Gibbbsus Ald 2. Orbis ranæ rictu. Clus. 3. Orbis oblongus Testudinis capite Clus. Tab. I.9. Sumpt. D. Samuelis Pepys Præs. S. R.’ Numbered ‘57’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate I:9 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-20643
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