‘Sea Batt’ Unknown
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Ichthyological study of an unknown species with large fins styled here under the common name ‘Sea Batt’.
Printed inscription: ‘Sea Batt Belgis. an ex Acaraunis/ e picturis archetypis D. Iocabi Frasier/ Tab: O: 5 Sumpt: D. Sam : Pepys. Praes: S: R:’ Numbered ‘105’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate O:5 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-20691
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