More selections from “A Portfolio of Fish.” American fish beautifully portrayed by illustrator Miles Rost. From the 1930s. All from the website of archive.org. Collections of the Carlsbad City Library, Carlsbad, California.

“Lake Erie Herring (Leveichthys artedi) Natural size.” Number 77 in “A Portfolio of Fish”. Published in 1935. Rost Miles, illustrator. Collections of the Carlsbad City Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ccarl_000081
“Rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris Rafinesque)”. Number 61 Number 77 in “A Portfolio of Fish”. Published in 1935. Rost Miles, illustrator. Collections of the Carlsbad City Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ccarl_000065
“Marlin”. From “A Portfolio of Fish”. Published in 1935. Rost Miles, illustrator. Collections of the Carlsbad City Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ccarl_000134

Fish. Fish a little while ago, that is, plates taken from Jonathan Couch’s work “A history of the fishes of the British islands.” Volume I. Published in London by Groombridge in 1868-1869.

“Surmullet.” Plate XLVII, Page 209. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/316/mode/1up
“Red Mullet.” Plate XLVIII. Page 217. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/326/mode/1up
“Bogue.” Plate L. Page 224. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/338/mode/1up
“Becker. Plate LI. Page 229. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/343/mode/1up
“Couch’s Sea Bream.” Plate LII. Page 230. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/348/mode/1up

Fantastical fish, some real, some imaginary. Taken from Louis Renard’s work “Fishes, crayfish and crabs, of various colors and extraordinary figures, which one finds around the Moluccas islands and on the coasts of the Austral lands.” The first edition came out in 1718 and 1719. These are taken from the second edition, published in Amsterdam in 1754.

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