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Ichthyological study of a species of gurnard, possibly a tub gurnard, Chelidonichthys lucernaI, here styled Lucerna sive cuculus.
Printed inscription: ‘Lucerna Sive Cuculus Bellony/ Tab. S. 5. Sumpt D. Samuelis Pepys Praes. S. R’ with further handwritten annotation ‘A sort of Gurnard or Rotchet’. Numbered ‘132’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate S: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-20718
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