Gilt-head bream Unknown
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Ichthyological study of a gilt-head bream, Sparus aurata, here styled Aurata Salviani, in full right profile.
Printed inscription: ‘Aurata Salviani/ Tab. V. 5. Sumptibus D. Sam. Pepys. Praes: S: R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘A Gilt Head or Gilt Poll.’ Numbered ‘155’ in the top right hand corner.
Plate V: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.
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-20741
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