Crystalline lens

    Date
    1684
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 213mm
    width (page): 150mm
    Subject
    Content object
    human body
       > eye
    Description
    Nine figures from issue 165 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, depicting various eyeball lenses, as viewed by the naked eye and by a microscope.

    Figure 1. Human lens, viewed without a microscope.
    Figures 2-6. Microscopic studies of a human lens, as viewed from different angles, showing the fibres within.
    Figure 7. Codfish lens, without microscope.
    Figures 8-9. Turkey lens, without microscope.

    Illustrations to ‘A letter from Mr. Anthony Leewenhoeck Fellow of the Royal Society, dat. Apr. 14 1684. Containing observations about the sristallin humour of the eye &c’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 14, issue 165 (20 November 1684).

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch scientist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18718
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