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Crystallised salts

Date

1764

Creator

Martin Frobene Ledermuller (1719-1769, German), Naturalist

Object type

Library reference

Ledermuller_TAB_3

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 245mm
width (print): 195mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > mineral

Description

Studies of the formation crystals of salts viewed by microscope under magnification. Figure 1 shows a drop of a distilled solution of verdegris (copper carbonate or copper II acetate) by solar microscope. Figure 2 shows the crystallisation of borax (‘les Coagulations du Sel sedative’).

Plate 3 from Amusement microscopique, tant pour l'esprit que pour les yeux, contenant... estampes... d'apres nature...by Martin Frobene Ledermuller, plates volume (Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, Nuremburg, 1764).

Inscribed above: ‘TAB.III.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.Lederm. del. A.W.W. excud.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table III. De la Formation des Sels’.

Martin Frobene [Frobenius] Ledermuller (1719-1769) German naturalist was employed in various capacities as a notary, turning to microscope studies after an illness induced temporary deafness.

Associated place

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