image alence,joachim_d_tractatus_de_barometris_ins_deutsche_vorgetragen_von_d-m-h-c-j-_1688_pl_13
Image number: RS.18009
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Thermometer

Date

1688

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Object type

Library reference

24788

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 172mm
width (page): 135mm

Subject

Content object

Description

A decorative thermometer mounted on a carved backboard. The bulb is surrounded by a leafy wreath and the stem and capillary tube snake upwards to the tip.

Plate 13 from a German translation of Joachim d’Alence’s Tractatus de barometris…(Ludwig Bourgeat, Mainz, 1688), an early account of meteorological instruments including barometers, thermometers and hygrometers.

Joachim d’Alence (16..-1707) French astronomer and physician was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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