image ledermuller_tab_74
Image number: RS.18639
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Freshwater snail

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

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Marine biology

Description

Studies of a freshwater snail, possibly a variety of Ram’s horn, under magnification. Figure b) shows the shell only, with figure c) the mollusc in place. Figure a) is the creature at actual size.

Plate 74 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.LXXIV.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LXXIV. Petit escargot de Limon; ou une Corne d’Ammon’. [small pond silt snail; or horn of Ammon, e.g. ammonite].

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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