image ledermuller_tab_19
Image number: RS.18121
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Arum lily dissected

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

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Various studies of the reproductive organs of a variety of Arum lily [Zantedeschia aethiopica? Or possibly a European variety, such as Arum maculatum]. Viewed by microscope, under magnification, the details include flowers seen at the base of the sectioned spadix, ovaries and seeds.

Plate 19 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.XIX.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.L. del. A.W.W. ex.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XVIII & XIX. Ce qu’il y a curieux dans l’Arum d’Egipte, ou le Pié de Veau.’ [What is curious about the Egyptian alum, or Pied-de-veau

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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