Salts and water fountain

    Date
    1685
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 150mm
    width (page): 213mm
    Subject
    Description
    Eighteen figures from issue 173 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures 1-17. Microscopic views of various salts dissolved in water, including: St Benedict’s thistle salts (1); Wormwood salts (2); Alum salts (3); Potassium nitrate salts (4); Copper sulphate salts (5); Potassium carbonate salts (6); Potash salts (7, 9, 11); Salts of camphor (8); Calcium oxide salts (12-13); Glasswort salts (14-15), and; Salammoniac salts (15-17).

    Illustrations to ‘An abstract of a letter from Mr. Leewenheock, to the R. S. Dated Jan. 23rd, 1685; concerning the various figures of the salts contained in several substances’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 15, issue 173 (22 July 1685).

    Figure 18. Water fountain, as designed by Denis Papin. Illustration to ‘A new way of raising water’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 15, issue 173 (22 July 1685). Original illustration can be found in Classical Papers of the Royal Society CLP/6/37, in Register Book of the Royal Society RBO/6/72 and copied into Register Book Copy RBC/6, p.192.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Denis Papin (1647, French) , Natural Philosopher
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18750
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