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Product images of Various fish specimens
Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. A Coregonus maxillaris of the Salmonidae family, here styled Albula nobilis Schonfeldy.
2-3. A pogge, Agonus cataphractus, here styled Cataphractus supinis Schonfeldy, seen from below and in right profile.
4. A European smelt, Osmerus eperlanus, here styled Eperlanus Schonfeldy and under the common name ‘a Smelt’.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Albula nobilis Schonfeldy/ 2. Cataphractus supinis Schonfeldy/ 3. Idem, a Pogge/ 4. Eperlanus Schonfeldy, a Smelt/ Tab. N. 6. Sumptibus D Samuel Pepys Praes : S: R’ with further handwritten annotation ‘4 Spirinctus Schonfeldy/ Sparling in Rotherston meer/ 1. An Ferra Lacus Lemani. Guiniad Wallis Albula Salmoni similis D. Ray.’ Numbered ‘93’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate N:6 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-20679
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