Needlefish and garfish Unknown
Product images of Needlefish and garfish
Needlefish and garfish
Ichthyological study of an Atlantic needlefish, Strongylura marina, here styled Petimbuaba Brasil and under the common name ‘Tobacco pipe Fish’ [top]. Also, a garfish, Belone belone, here styled Acus maxima, with a detail of its skull and elongated jaws [below].
Printed inscription: ‘1. Petimbuaba Brasil; Tobacco pipe Fish./ 2. Acus maxima Squamosa./ 3. Acus alicujus Iudicae caput./ Tab. P 8 Sumptibus D. Sam. Pepys Praes : S : R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘ app. Tab. VI. 4/ 1. Green Gar-fish Bahamensibus’. Numbered ‘113’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate P:8 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-20699
- The Royal Society
More by the artist Unknown.
Explore the collection Animals and nature prints and drawings.
We use a 240gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.