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Jan Jonston (also known as Joannes Jonstonus,
1603-1675) was a Polish scholar and a
physician who descended from Scottish nobility.
Jonston had studied botany and medicine
at the University of Cambridge. His work in Latin
entitled Historiae Naturalis De Quadrupetibus (c. 1650)
included a section entitled "De Quadrupedibus Domesticis."
His work was translated into English in 1657.
Sixteen drawings of canines appear
under several names starting with
either "canis" or "canes."
When viewing the shaggy
coated dog on the right, one can see a beard and a lengthy tail
is present by looking at a close-up view where the remaining
portion of the picture has been lightened considerably.
On a different page, under the caption "canis hunde," a shaggy type of
dog also appeared. Interestingly, this same image appeared at the
end of Edward Ash's The Practical Dog Book, Page 330, with the
words: "From a German Natural History of 1650." Ash did not
discuss this image or Jonston in this book, and why Edwards included it on that
page is unknown.