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Ichthyological study of a species of flying fish, Exocoetidae, here styled Milvus Salv, in full right profile.
Printed inscription: ‘Milvus Salv/ Tab. S. 6. Sumpt. D. Samuelis Pepys Praes. S R.’ with further handwritten annotation: ‘The Flying Fish. Rondine Romae Falcone Sicilia et Malta/ Hirundo seu Milvus duabus in Dorso pinnis. Altera enim hi:rundo seu mugel ala:tus univa pinna Dorsali: consule Tab. P. 4./ Bellon. Aldrovand. Hirundo Rondel’. Numbered ‘133’ in top right-hand corner.
Plate S:6 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-20719
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