image ledermuller_tab_12
Image number: RS.18114
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Lace threads

Date

1764

Creator

Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt (1733-1796, German), Engraver

After

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

Object type

Library reference

48660

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Description

Study of crossed fine threads of Brabant lace viewed by microscope, under magnification. With a circled inset detail showing the threads at normal size, to give scale.

Plate 12 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.XII.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XII. Bouts de Fil d’Holande bien fin’. The author comments that: ‘Voici deux Bouts du fil le plus fin, dont on fait ordinairement la dentèle de Brabant’. [Here are two ends of the finest thread, from which we usually make Brabant lace].

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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