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Ichthyological studies of an unknown species of rudd here styled Orfus germanorum, in full left profile. The smaller illustration shows the species as drawn by Leonard Baltner.
Printed inscription: ‘Orfus Germanorum/ idem e picturis archetypis Baltneri/ Tab. Q 9/ Sumpt: D. R: Plott. L. L. D. e S: R’ with further handwritten inscription ‘Capito fluviatilis subruber Gesn’. Numbered ‘122’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate Q:9 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.
Robert Plot (1640 - 1696), British antiquarian, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1677 and served as its Secretary between 1682-1684.
Leonard Baltner (1612-1694), Strasbourg fisherman and naturalist who produced a hand-written illustrated book on the fishes, birds, and mammals.
- Image reference: RS-20708
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