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Ichthyological study of the common ling, Molva molva, here styled Ling anglorum, shown in full right profile, with mouth open.
Printed isncription: ‘Ling Anglorum/ Tab. L. membr: 2. n. 2. Sumptibus Rich D ni Coote Baron de Colonny’ with further handwritten annotation ‘Asellus Longus’. Numbered ‘82’ in the top left-hand corner.
Plate L:2:2 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.
Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont (1636-1701), Irish nobleman and colonial administrator, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- Image reference: RS-20668
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