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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Willughby : De historia piscium

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.

Pisium 30 April Plates numbered by sections: The BHL knows of no copyright restrictions on this item.

This copy retains the original title, more usually replaced by one dated Wren, Christopher, Sir,sponsor https: Francisci Willoughby Icthyographia Alternative: Samuel Pepys, secretary of the admiralty and diarist, is featured on the inscription.


Flemish painter, court painter and miniaturist. Historia piscium libri quatuor Alternative: State 1 plates may include eight ihstoria leaves.

Title page and illustrations were published in London; text was. De historia piscium libri quatuor. De historia piscium By Willughby, Francis,author https: Willughby, Francis,author https: W52 Language Latin Identifiers: First Latin edition issued in ; see C. Pisces Indiae orientalis a Joanne Nieuhofs descripti”; “Annotationes in tabulae” and “Errata typographica” on recto of unpaged leaf following; “Index”.

Nor a copy of the made up by an individual owner as the index became available. Sumptibus Societatis Regalis Londinensis.

With John Ray’s preface and dedication to Samuel Pepys. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Title page and illustrations were published in London; text was printed in Oxford.

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. Despite its importance and sumptuous production, historla work was slow to sell. A full re-issue was published by the Royal Society inwith cancel title 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 Views View Edit History. Earumque effigies, quotquot haberi potuere, vel ad vivum delineatae, vel ad optima exemplaria impressa: As issued in ?

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