Serpent eel Unknown
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Ichthyological study of a serpent eel, Ophisurus serpens, here styled Serpens marinus salviani and under the common name ‘the sea serpent’.
Printed inscription: ‘Serpens marinus Salviani/ Tab: G.4. Sumpt: D: Io: Herbert e S. R.’ with further hand-written annotation ‘The Sea-Serpent’. Numbered ‘35’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate G: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.
John Herbert (c.1647 - ?) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1677.
- Image reference: RS-20620
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