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    Image number: RS.9386
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    Longnose batfish

    Date
    ca.1685-1686
    Creator
    Henry Hunt (British) , Artist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (drawing): 185mm
    width (drawing): 300mm
    Subject
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > fish
    Description
    Side view of the Longnose batfish, Ogcocephalus corniger. Reversed image [and therefore either an original illustration for, or copy of the original from] De Historia Piscium, by Francis Willughby and John Ray (Oxford, 1686) plate 23 figure 3, where it is styled “Guacucuia Brasil”. This version has a scale detail (above the main image) not present in Willughby. Monogrammed “HHT”. Not dated.
    Related fellows
    Francis Willughby (1635 - 1672, British) , Naturalist
    John Ray (1627 - 1705, British) , Naturalist
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