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Ichthyological study of two species of bream: a saddled sea bream, Oblada melanura, here styled Melanurus Salv [top], and a gilt-head bream, Sparus aurata, here styled Sparus Salv [bottom].
Printed inscription: ‘1. Melanurus. Salv./ 2. Sparus. Salv./ Tab. V.2. Sumptibus D. Sam. Pepys. Praes: S: R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘Scari species/ Hujus generis pisces Dentibus distinguendi p.311./ 1. Latinis Oculata. Occhiata Romae’. Numbered ‘152’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate V: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-20738
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