European carp Unknown
Product images of European carp
Ichthyological study of a European carp, Cyprinus carpo, here styled Cyprinus salv, shown in full right profile.
Printed inscription: ‘Cyprinus Salv. Carpio lacus:/ Benaci. The Gilt Charr. Tab. N. 5. Sumptibus D. Iohanni Lowther Eq: Baroneti e S: R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘Charra alba et minor Westinor landis’. Numbered ‘92’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate N:5 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.
John Lowther, 2nd Baronet (1642 – c.1706), politician and industrialist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1664.
- Image reference: RS-20678
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