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Ichthyological study of an unknown species, possibly a unicorn leatherjacket, Aluterus monoceros, here styled Monoceros piscis. In full right profile, with mouth open.
Printed inscription: ‘monoceros piscisi M. S. R./ Tab: O: 4. Sumpt: D. Sam: Pepys. Praes: S: R:’ with further handwritten inscription ‘Two broad cutting bones come out of each side neer thie tail in the Dry’d Specimen in Mus: D. Courtine’. Numbered ‘104’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate O: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-20690
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