image ledermuller_tab_34
Image number: RS.18136
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Passion flower pollen

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

Study of a passion flower (Passiflora), showing magnified details of pollen, with the plant’s anther, filaments and other details, some at actual size.

Plate 34 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.XXXIV.’ Inscribed below ‘M.F.L. del. A.W.W. exc.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XXXIV. La Poussiére de la Grenadille [Passion flower pollen] and commences: ‘Cette estampe donne une des Fleurs les plus belles & les plus agréable, qui est la Grenadille... [This print gives one of the most beautiful & pleasant flowers, the Grenadilla]. The sweet Grenadilla Passiflora ligularis is one variety of this plant.

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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