image ledermuller_tab_4
Image number: RS.11800
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Shells in sand

Date

1764

Creator

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

Object type

Library reference

Ledermuller_TAB_4

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Studies of shells from micromolluscs retrieved from seaside sand viewed by microscope under magnification. Twenty-eight specimens (lettered b-z) with a detail (a) at normal size, to give scale.

Plate 4 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.IV’. Inscribed below: ‘M.F.Lederm. del. A.W.W. exc. Norib.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table IV. Du Sable de Mer ou de semence de Coquillage.’

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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