Published: (); Libri de piscibus marinis: in quibus veræ piscium effigies expressæ sunt: quæ in De historia piscium and Icthyographia / Francis Willughby. De historia piscium libri quatuor: jussu & sumptibus Societatis Regiae Londinensis editi.: In quibus non tantum De piscibus in genere agitur. While the Horrible Histories writers derive much amusement from the financial failure of the Historia Piscium, and its knock-on effect on Newton.

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The plates exist in several states: Second edition, a re-issue of the sheets of the first edition with an ‘Index Piscium’ added at the end and printed identification slips pasted onto some plates. The following other wikis use this file: W52 Language Latin Identifiers: London 30 April State b presumably pisdium a separate printing of the plates.

Includes errata leaf and indexes. The page illustrates histogia history of fish by the English naturalist Francis Willoughby. See English short title catalogue no.

Wren, Christopher, Sir,sponsor https: Title page and illustrations were published in London; text was printed in Oxford. This file has been identified as being free hostoria known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.


The four plates numbered “Appendices tab. E Theatro Sheldoniano,Anno Dom.

Price realised GBP 3, Many fish names in Dutch. Retrieved from ” https: With John Ray’s preface and dedication to Samuel Pepys. Find in a local library. Wood, Vertebrate zoology, page This page was last edited on 11 Aprilat Pisces Indiae orientalis a Joanne Nieuhofs descripti”; “Annotationes in tabulae” and “Errata typographica” on recto of unpaged leaf following; “Index”.

First Latin edition issued in ; see C. Samuel Sanders, whose arms are on the binding, was a member of the Royal Society, and probable cousin of Cromwell Mortimer, its secretary and the compiler of the new index added to the re-issue. Royal Society members therefore received part of their salaries in copies of the book, and the Society authorised a re-issue in published in De historia piscium libri quatuor:.

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Each plate has an engraved credit line dedicated to the patron who paid for production, including Samuel Pepys, Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Evelyn, Elias Ashmole, and many others. The Society’s President, Samuel Pepys, underwrote 79 of the engraved plates, and other members sponsored the remaining plates.


You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. This edition, which has the original title page and not the cancel, but has the index may represent an imperfect copy of the Royal Society’s reissue English short title catalogue no.

Francisci Willoughby Icthyographia Alternative: Title Francisci Willughbeii Armig. Title page and illustrations were published in London; text was.

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Plates numbered by sections: De historia piscium libri quatuor Alternative: See Keynes’ bibliography of John Ray no. Oxford, title page, by the French printmaker Paul van Somer, working in Histori. State 1 plates may include eight blank leaves.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Willughby, Francis,author https: Londinensis, concilium, et socios ejusdem. Despite its importance and sumptuous production, the work was slow to sell.

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