image ledermuller_tab_38
Image number: RS.18140
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Perch scale

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

Study of a scale from the freshwater fish the Perch Perca fluviatilis shown by microscope under magnification and at actual size within a circled detail.

Plate 38 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.XXXVIII.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.Lederm. del. A.W.W. exc.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XXXVIII. Une Ecaille de Perche.’

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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