image ledermuller_tab_59
Image number: RS.18176
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Hake scale

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

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Study of a fish scale, from a hake (Phycidae) viewed by microscope, under magnification. With a circled inset detail showing the scale at natural size.

Plate 59 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.LIX.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LIX. Une petite Ecaille de Merluche’ [a small scale of a hake].

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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