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Microscopic view of the head of a grey drone-fly

Date

1665

Creator

Robert Hooke (1635-1703, British), Natural philosopher

Object type

Image reference

Library reference

RCN 45230

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 305mm
width (print): 270mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Entomology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Illustration showing microscopic view of the eyes and head of a grey drone-fly. Schem. XXIV from Micrographia: or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and Inquiries thereupon, by Robert Hooke (London, 1665).

Transcription

Schem. XXIV

Associated place

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