image ledermuller_tab_10
Image number: RS.11806
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Structure of sponge

Date

1764

Creator

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

Object type

Library reference

Ledermuller_TAB_10

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Study of the interlaced structure of marine sponge viewed by microscope, under magnification. The figure has an inset detail at natural size.

Plate 10 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.X.’ Inscribed below: ’A.W.W. exc.Nor.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table X. Un petit Brin d’Eponge.’

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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