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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Oxford, title page, by the French printmaker Paul van Somer, working in London. Nor a copy of the made up by an individual owner as the index became available. This page was hlstoria edited on 11 Aprilat A full re-issue was published by the Royal Society inwith cancel title page.

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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.

De historia piscium libri quatuor:. 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.

Plates numbered by sections: Find in a local library. Lacking plate N2, little dust-soiling at top edge, one plate with paper flaw in blank area, some light marginal spotting. W52 Language Latin Identifiers: The BHL knows of no copyright restrictions on this item. De historia piscium libri quatuor: This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less.


With added engraved title page: Samuel Pepys, secretary of the admiralty and diarist, is featured on the inscription. Earumque effigies, quotquot haberi potuere, vel ad vivum delineatae, vel ad optima exemplaria impressa: The page illustrates a history of fish by the English naturalist Francis Willoughby.

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Contact Client Service info christies. Additional engraved title by Paul van Somer, of engraved plates by [Richard] Huntseveral with pasted-on identification slips, 4 engraved headpieces incorporating the arms of the Royal Society opening each book, engraved Sheldonian device on title, metalcut ornamental initials.

Price realised GBP 3, Title page and illustrations were published in London; text was printed in Oxford. Francisci Willoughby Icthyographia Alternative: De historia piscium libri quatuor. Engraved title vignette Sheldonian Theatreengraved headpieces, decorated initials. The plates exist in several states: The following page uses this file: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. AmsterdamLeidenBrusselsLondon 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.

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


Pisces Indiae orientalis a Joanne Nieuhofs descripti”; “Annotationes in tabulae” and “Errata typographica” on recto of unpaged leaf following; “Index”.

De historia piscium By 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, ? You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

Willughby : De historia piscium

Includes errata leaf and indexes. Wood, Vertebrate zoology, page Title page and illustrations were published in London; text was.

This copy retains the original title, more usually replaced by one dated See Keynes’ bibliography of John Ray no. The following other wikis use this file: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

First Latin edition issued in ; see C. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

State b presumably constitutes a separate printing of the plates. State 1 plates may include eight blank leaves. Title Francisci Willughbeii Armig. Royal Society members therefore received part of their salaries in copies of the book, and the Society authorised a re-issue in published in