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Aquatilium animalium historiae The history of aquatic animals

Aquatilium Animalium Historiae

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Ippolito Salviani's book on aquatic animals is renowned as one of the three 16th century works that established ichthyology as a modern science; SIL holds the other two and this completes the trio. A professor of medicine at the University of Rome and physician to several Popes, Salviani collected...Read More
Engraved plate from Icones piscium featuring three fish

Icones Piscium : Indicem Systematicum

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Frederik Christian Kielsen (1774-1850), a Danish naturalist and teacher, published his Icones in six separate parts: fishes, mammals, insects, invertebrates, birds, and amphibians.  Each has a brief text providing a Linnaean systematic classification followed by (as the title...Read More
Cover of Tropical Fishes of the East Indies

Tropical Fishes of the East Indies

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Samuel Fallours was working for the Dutch East India Company in the early 1700s on the island of Ambon (part of present day Indonesia) as a clergyman’s assistant. Having an artistic talent, he made drawings of local fish, crustaceans, and other marine organisms from the Indian Ocean. The...Read More