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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London 30 April Wood, Vertebrate zoology, page 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: This copy retains the original title, more usually replaced by one dated This page was last edited on 11 Aprilat Contact Client Service info christies.

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See English short title catalogue no. Includes errata leaf and indexes. Plates numbered by sections: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The following other wikis use this file: 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 pisciumm.

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.

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Views View Edit History. Francisci Willoughby Icthyographia Alternative: Engraved title vignette Sheldonian Theatreengraved headpieces, decorated initials. Flemish painter, court painter and miniaturist. Pisces Indiae orientalis a Joanne Nieuhofs descripti”; “Annotationes in tabulae” and “Errata typographica” on recto of unpaged leaf following; “Index”.

Despite its importance and sumptuous production, the work was slow to sell. Samuel Pepys, secretary of the admiralty and diarist, is featured on the inscription.

With added engraved title page: 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. Historia piscium libri quatuor Alternative: State b presumably constitutes a separate printing of the plates.

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

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Nor a copy of the made up by an individual owner as the index became available. As issued in ? This file has been identified as hisotria free pisciu known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. State 1 plates may include eight blank leaves. 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.


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Title Francisci Willughbeii Armig. Oxford, title page, by the French printmaker Paul van Somer, piscihm in London. Retrieved from ” https: The following page uses this file: 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, ?

A full re-issue was published by the Royal Society inwith cancel title page.

Find in a local library. The plates exist in several states: Lacking plate N2, little dust-soiling at top edge, one plate with paper flaw in blank area, some light marginal spotting. Title page and illustrations were published in London; text was printed in Oxford.

See Keynes’ bibliography of John Ray no. Many fish names in Dutch. First Latin edition issued in ; see C. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public hstoria in the United States. De historia piscium By Willughby, Francis,author https: Historia piscium libri quatuor. De historia piscium libri quatuor Alternative: Title page and illustrations were published in London; text was.