image ledermuller_tab_29
Image number: RS.18131
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Fish scales

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
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Studies of the scales of two freshwater fishes, the Tench and Gudgeon, viewed by microscope, under magnification. With a circled inset detail showing the scales at normal size.

Plate 29 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.XXIX.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.Lederm. del. A.W.W. excud:’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XXIX. Ecaile de Poisson. The author states that: ‘Faute de Place je ne puis mettre dans cette Estampe, que la petite Ecaille d’un Gougeon a) dont la Grandeur naturelle est b) & la petite Ecaille d’une Tanche c) la vértable Grandeur est réprésentée d)’. [For lack of space I can only put in this print the small scale of a Gudgeon a) therefore its natural size is b) & the small scale of a Tench c) and the true size is represented d)].

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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