image MS_131_0174
Image number: RS.16494
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Pipefish

Date

1685-1686

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p174

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 156mm
width (paper): 198mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish
nature
   > animal

Description

Drawing of a dried specimen of pipefish, probably drawn for Francis Willugbhy's Historia piscium (1686).

Transcription

Verso: Acus minor Bellonij and upon the Acus plate in the orbis kind
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

Martin Lister worked hard to gather the illustrations for Francis WIllughby's posthumously published work, Historia piscium (1686). This is not the same as the 'Acus minor Bellonij' shown in Tab. P2, fig.5, though the inscription at the back suggests that it might have been intended for Plate I 15.

Related Fellows

John Ray (1627-1705, British), Naturalist
Francis Willughby (1635-1672, British), Naturalist

Associated place

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