image ledermuller_tab_42
Image number: RS.18144
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Pear leaf structure

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 the structure of an Autumnal pear leaf viewed by microscope, under magnification. With a circled inset detail showing the whole leaf.

Plate 42 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.XLII.’

The accompanying text is headed ‘Table XLII. Un peu de la Carcasse d’une Feuille de Poirier.’ [A piece of dead pear leaf].

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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