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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In some copies the added engraved title page is often placed as a title page to the plates when they are bound pisxium the text or in a separate volume.

9 Historia Piscium (1686) and Its Sources

De historia piscium libri quatuor:. State 1 plates may include eight blank leaves. Royal Society members therefore received part of their salaries in copies of the piiscium, and the Society authorised a re-issue in published in Title Francisci Willughbeii Armig.

With added engraved title page: Willughby, Francis,author Ashmole, Elias,sponsor Boyle, Robert,sponsor Davis, Charles,printer Evelyn, John,sponsor Mortimer, Cromwell,Index piscium in Ichthyographia Willughbeiana Nieuhof, Johannes,Appendix ad Historiam naturalem piscium Pepys, Samuel,dedicatee Pepys, Samuel,sponsor Ray, John,editor, writer of introduction Somer, Paul van,engraver Woodward, Thomas, ?


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. Find in a local library. 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.

This copy retains the original title, more usually replaced by one dated Retrieved from ” https: London 30 April State b presumably constitutes a separate printing of the plates. See Keynes’ bibliography of John Ray no. Historia piscium libri quatuor Alternative: Includes errata leaf and indexes. Pisces Indiae orientalis a Joanne Nieuhofs descripti”; “Annotationes in tabulae” and “Errata typographica” on recto of unpaged leaf following; “Index”.

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Plates numbered by sections: As issued in ? 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.

A full re-issue was published by the Royal Society in histooria, with cancel title page. Nor a copy of the made up by an individual owner as the index became available. Many fish names in Dutch. Samuel Pepys, secretary of the admiralty and diarist, is featured on the inscription. Title Author Date Collection Contributor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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De historia piscium libri quatuor: De historia piscium By Willughby, Francis,author https: De historia piscium libri quatuor. Francisci Willoughby Icthyographia Alternative: 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.

Public domain Public domain false false. Price realised GBP 3, Lacking plate N2, little dust-soiling at top edge, one plate with paper flaw in blank area, some light marginal spotting.

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