image 10-1098-rstl-1673-0044_0004
Image number: RS.18677
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Microscopic specimens

Date

1673

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

The Royal Society, Publisher

Object type

Article identifier

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 213mm
width (page): 150mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Entomology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

10 figures from issue 97 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, depicting various parts of a honeybee’s anatomy.

Figure 1. Stylus of a stinger.
Figure 2. Profile view of a barbed lancet of a stinger.
Figure 3. Complete stinger.
Figure 4. Plan view of a barbed lancet of a stinger.
Figure 5 and 6. Both barbed lancets of a stinger.
Figure 7 and 8. Mandibles.
Figure 9 and 10. Antenna.

Illustrations to ‘The figures of some of Mr. Leewenhoecks microscopial observations, formerly publish’t (in numb. 94. P. 6037. 6038.) together with their explication’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 8, issue 97.

Related Fellows

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Microscopist

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > Netherlands
<The World>
   > Europe
      > United Kingdom