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Image number: RS.18722
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Skin pores, microscopic studies and geometric diagram

Date

1684

Creator

Michael Burghers (b.1630, Dutch), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

The Royal Society, Publisher

Object type

Article identifier

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Description

Four figures from issue 159 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Figure 1. Study of a hand, palm-up, with shaded areas highlighting the pores of the skin.
Figure 2. Microscopic study of the pores of the skin.

Illustrations to ‘The description and use of the pores in the skin of the hands and feet, by the learned and ingenious Nehemiah Grew, M. D. Fellow of the College of Physicians and of the Royal Society’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 14, issue 159 (20 May 1684).

Figure 3. Microscopic study of various specimens of hair and scales. Illustrations to ‘An abstract of a letter from Mr. Anthony Leewenhoeck at Delft, dated Sep. 17. 1683. Containing some microscopial observations […]’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 14, issue 159 (20 May 1684).

Figure 4. Geometric diagram by John Collins, illustrating an algebraic theory. Illustration to ‘A letter from Mr. John Collins to the Reverend and learned Dr. John Wallis Savilian Professor of geometry at the University of Oxford, giving his thoughts about some defects in algebra’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 14, issue 159 (20 May 1684).

Inscribed below: ‘MBurg. Sculp.’

Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712) British botanist and physician was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1671; Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch scientist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680, and; John Collins (1625-1683), British mathematician, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1677.

‘MBurg Sculp.’ possibly refers to Michael Burghers (c.1647-1727), Dutch illustrator and artist, who spent most of his career working in England.

Related Fellows

Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712, British), Botanist
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Microscopist
John Collins (1625-1683, British), Mathematician

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