Brazilian fish Unknown
Product images of Brazilian fish
Ichthyological study of two Brazilian fish species, a hind fish, here styled Cugupu-guaca, and an unknown species, possibly of piranha, here styled Piratia pua.
Printed inscription: ‘Pises aculeatj unica ni Dorso pinna radys anterioribus spinosis: Posterioribus mollibus/ 1. Cugupu-guaca Brasiliensibus. Iacob Evertren. Belgis./ 2. Piratia pua. Brasiliensibus./ Tab. T. Sumptibus D. Arthuri Rawdon Baronetti.’ With further handwritten inscription ‘ male hie collocatur vide app. T. 6./ The Hind Bahama’. Numbered ‘150’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate T 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.
Sir Arthur Rawdon, 2nd Baronet (1662-1695), Irish landowner, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- Image reference: RS-20736
- The Royal Society
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