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Product images of Various fish specimens
Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. An unknown Guavina species here styled Amore Guacu Brasiliensibus.
2. An unknown species here styled Tareina d’alto Margr.
3. An unknown species here styled Piracoaba Brasiliensibus.
4. An unknown species here styled Piabucu Brasiliensibus.
5. A spiny catfish, Acanthodoras cataphractus, here styled Cataphractus Americanus.
6. A Hoplosternum littorale catfish, here styled Tomoata Brasiliensibus.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Amore Guacu Brasiliensibus/ 2. Tareina d’alto Margr./ 3. Piracoaba Brasiliensibus/ 4. Piabucu Brasiliensibus/ 5. Cataphractus Americanus e. m. S: R./ 5. Tamoata Brasiliensibus/ Tab. N. 13. Sumptibus D. Sam. Pepys Praes S: R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘ Lusitanis Soldado’. Numbered 100 in the top right-hand corner.
Plate N:13 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-20686
- The Royal Society
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