Flying fish by Edmond Halley

Flying fish

Edmond Halley

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Model is 5ft4in or 1.62m
Model is 5'4" (1.62m)

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Flying fish

Edmond Halley

Side view of a variety of Flying fish [Exocoetidae], inscribed above in pencil: "A Flying Fish taken in sight of Palm." 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.

Original: pencil on paper. 1699-1700

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