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Ichthyological study of the king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, here styled Guavapucu brasiliensibus, shown in full right profile, with mouth open.
Printed inscription: ‘Guavapucu brasiliensibus Koning Fish Belgis Cavala Lusitanis/ Tab. M. 4. Sumpt: D: Sam: Pepys: Præs: S. R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘Thinnus Brasiliensis Europae non multum dissimilis’. Numbered ‘86’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate M:4 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-20672
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