image ledermuller_tab_7
Image number: RS.11803
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Salt crystals

Date

1764

Creator

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

Object type

Library reference

Ledermuller_TAB_7

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > mineral

Description

Studies of salt crystals (sodium chloride) created by evaporation of salt water at different stages of completion and viewed by microscope, under magnification. Two figures with one inset detail to show a specimen at natural size.

Plate 7 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.VII.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table VII. La Cristalisation du Sel ordinaire.’

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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