image ledermuller_tab_67
Image number: RS.18202
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Hydra

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

Studies of freshwater hydra of various types, viewed under magnification. The author categorises them by colour only (figures e-l, variously green, brown, pink and yellow). With an observational arrangement consisting of a clear glass jar and an articulated single-lens microscope

Plate 67 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.LXVII.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LXVII. Les Polypes à Bras’ [Polypes with arms]. In the accompanying text, the author summarises the work of previous observers, including Abraham Trembley.

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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