image schweigger a w_plate 8
Image number: RS.10900
Credit: © The Royal Society

Invertebrates preserved in amber

Date

1819

Creator

Friedrich Guimpel (1774-1839, German), Engraver

Object type

Library reference

R62980

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 252mm
width (print): 200mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Studies of a spider, scorpion, ant and an unidentified insects trapped and preserved in amber. With larger views of each creature and anatomical details and a specimen of plant remains.

Plate 8 from the monograph Anatomische-physiologische untersuchungen uber corallen; nebst einem anhange, bemerkungen uber den bernstein enthaltend, by August Friedrich Schweigger (Berlin, 1819).

The plate is signed lower right: “F,Guimpel ad nat. pinx. et. Sc.” and inscribed above “Taf.VIII.”

Associated place

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