image 10-1098-rstl-1676-0023_0000
Image number: RS.18686
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Bark

Date

1676

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

The Royal Society, Publisher

Object type

Article identifier

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Biology
   > Natural history
Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy

Description

Four microscopic views from issue 127 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, as observed by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek.

Figure 1. Pores or lenticels of a small twig.
Figure 2. Vessels visible in the layer just inside of the twig.
Figure 3. Bark of the twig.
Figure 4. Small living creatures, ‘shaped like little Eels’, as observed in wine.

Illustrations to ‘Extract of a letter written to the publisher by Mr. Leewenhoeck from Delft, April 21 1676; concerning the texture of trees and some remarkable discovery in wine; together with some notes thereon’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 11, issue 127 (18 July 1676).

Related Fellows

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

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > Netherlands
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   > Europe
      > United Kingdom