image ledermuller_tab_61
Image number: RS.18196
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Carp ovary

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 (page): 245mm
width (page): 195mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
Biology
   > Natural history
Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy

Description

Study of a fish ovary viewed by microscope under magnification. The carp ovary is shown circled, at normal size, with several details.

Plate 61 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.LXI.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LXI. Un peu de l’Ovarie d’une Carpe.’ [A piece of a carp’s ovary].

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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