image charleton w_onomasticon_pp200_201
Image number: RS.13064
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Angler

Date

1668

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 342mm
width (print): 210mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Marine zoological study of the Angler, or Monkfish Lophius piscatorius (here styled Rana piscatrix). The fish is shown from above.

Plate from Onomasticon zoicon, plerorumque animalum differentias & nomina propria…., by Walter Charleton, (London, James Allestry, 1668), pp.200/201. The plate is inscribed above: ‘Figura 1ma: pag 201 RANA PISCATRIX The Toad-Fish or Fishing Frogg.’

Walter Charleton (1620-1707), British physician and natural philosopher, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1661.

Associated place

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