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Image number: RS.18645
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Rose pistil

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
   > Botany

Description

Studies of the reproductive organs and seeds of the rose: main figure is the pistil, with details of the ovary and other features, dissected and under magnification. With a rose-hip (figure k).

Plate 80 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, 1764).

Inscribed above: ‘TAB.LXXX.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LXXX. Les Epines, Piquans, le Pistile avec Ovaire &c. de la Rose’ [Thorns, quills, pistil with ovary of the rose]

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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