Product images of Tench
Ichthyological study of a tench or doctor fish, Tinca tinca, here styled Tinca Salv and under the common name ‘a Tench’. The smaller illustration shows the species as drawn by Leonard Baltner.
Printed inscription: ‘Tinca Salv. a Tench/ 1. Idem e Baltner/ Tab: Q: 5 Sumpt: D Gulielmi Robinson Armig’. Numbered ‘118’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate Q: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.
Sir William Robinson, 1st Baronet (1655 – 1736), British politician, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Leonard Baltner (1612-1694), Strasbourg fisherman and naturalist who produced a hand-written illustrated book on the fishes, birds, and mammals.
- Image reference: RS-20704
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