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Image number: RS.9386
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Longnose batfish

Date

ca.1685-1686

Creator

Henry Hunt (d.1713, 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.

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