image ledermuller_tab_46
Image number: RS.18147
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Leaf surface

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

Two studies of structural details of a pear leaf, viewed by microscope, under magnification. With a circled inset detail of the specimen at natural size.

Plate 46 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.XLVI.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.L. del. A.W.W. excud.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XLVI. Un petit Bout de la Peau du Dessus d’une Feuille de Poirier.’ [A small piece of tissue on top of a 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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