Flea, silkworm and seeds

    Date
    1699
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 213mm
    width (page): 150mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Entomology
    Biology
       > Botany
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > insect
    Description
    Eight figures from issue 249 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures 1-6. Microscopic studies of a flea, flea eggs, silkworm and the ‘bags’ created by the latter. Illustration to ‘I. An extract of a letter from Leghorn to Dr Martin Lister, November 24. 1698. Concerning Seignior Redi's manuscripts, and the generation of fleas’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vo. 21, issue 249 (February 1699).

    Figure 7-8. Two seeds from China, one ignatia amara seed, and one unidentified seed, reportedly used to clean water. Illustration to ‘III. A further account of the China cabinet’ by Hans Sloane in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 21, issue 249 (February 1699).

    Martin Lister (1639-1712), British physician and naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1671, and; Hans Sloane (1660-1753), Irish physician and collector, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1685.
    Related fellows
    Martin Lister (1639 - 1712, British) , Physician
    Hans Sloane (1660 - 1753, Irish) , Physician
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Ireland
    <The World>
       > Asia
          > China
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18862
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