image ledermuller_tab_51
Image number: RS.18168
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Calf optic nerve

Date

1766

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

human body
   > nerve

Description

Studies of the anatomy of an optic nerve viewed by microscope under magnification. Two microscope field views, with comparable figures, circled, at normal size, with several details, including figure a, showing the nerve in relation to the calf’s eye.

Plate 51 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, 1766).

Inscribed above: ‘TAB.LI.’ Inscribed below: ‘A. W. Winterschmidt exc. Norb.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LI. Le nerf optique d’un Veau.’ [The optic nerve of a calf].

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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