Various fish specimens Unknown
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Various fish specimens
Ichthyological study of various species of fish, including:
1. An unknown species styled under the common name ‘Pit Fish’.
2. A pilot fish, Naucrates doctor, here styled under the same common name.
3. An unknown species styled under the common name ‘Bont Fish’.
4. A witfish here styled Teniae dictae and under the same common name.
Printed inscription: ‘1. Pit Fish Belgis./ 2. Quibusdam a Pilot Fish/ pisci anonymo Margr. P: 153 smilis./ 3. Bont Fish Belgis./ 4. Witt Fish or Week Fish Belg:/ Teniae dictae species./ Appendicis Tab: 8’ with further handwritten annotation ‘2. Piscis Pentadactylos/ 4. Teniae species’. Numbered ‘185’ in the top right-hand corner.
8th Appendix item 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.
- Image reference: RS-20771
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