|Description||Side view of a Doctorfish [Acanthurus ?] inscribed above in ink: "A Doctor Fish taken at the Isle of Sall [?] being half as bigg as the life". |
With calculations verso headed; "Multiplication".
At a meeting of the Royal Society on 6 November 1700: "Dr. Sloane shewed a book of Albegetti's of artillery, and done according to Gallilae...Capt. Hally was desired to give the So: an acct. of this book in writing. The same produced several sketches of fishes, and of the Batavian Islands, for which he was thanked, and ye sketches ordered to be put into the Repository. The fishes were of two sorts of flying fish &c." Royal Society Journal Book Original, JBO/10/198.
The astronomer Edmond Halley was commissioned captain in 1698 commanded the voyages of HMS Paramour in the South Atlantic.