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Image number: RS.18862
Credit: ©The Royal Society

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