Fish illustrations, 18th century

Fish illustrations, 18th century

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fish illustrations. This colour plate, with five fish and accompanying notes, is from the 1754 edition of 'Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes' by French naturalist Louis Renard (1678-1746). This was the earliest-known work on fish to be produced in colour.

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