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Sailfish and swordfish
Ichthyological study of the sailfish [top] and swordfish [middle], here styled Guebucu Brasiliensibus and Xiphias respectively, with a detail of the latter’s head [bottom].
Printed inscription: ‘1. Guebucu Brasiliensibus: Becabe de la mer./ 2. Xiphias piscis. Swordfish./ Tab. I:27. Sumpt: Tho: Gale STD. e. S. R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘The Spada Marina of Imperati Hist: Nat: p.687.679 is another fish taken about Naples.’ Numbered ‘75’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate I:27 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.
Thomas Gale (c.1636 - 1702), British clergyman, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1677.
- Image reference: RS-20661
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