Their love and study of nature led them to gather the principal material for the text volume from a journey they made to France, Germany and Italy between 1663 and 1666. Willughby described and dissected all the fishes they obtained and Ray classified them. Other species were assembled from earlier descriptions. The majority of the surperb illustrations were taken from such illustrious authors as.All the engravings were paid for by several members of the Royal Society of London, including the Society's president Samuel Pepys to whom the work is dedicated. 416/420; Pietsch, Cuvier - Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology 1995, p. You can be sure of owning an original print that is beautifully produced. And is also a good investment. With our extensive knowledge and meticulous research their authenticity is guaranteed. We do not sell reproductions of any kind. The item "SEA BASS WILLUGHBY RAY VERY RARE FINE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING 1742" is in sale since Sunday, July 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "rarefishprints" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.