Entomological studies, marine barometer

    Date
    1701
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
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    Material
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    Description
    Eight figures from issue 269 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures I-VII. Studies of pupal cases found on the leaf of a willow tree (VII), and detail views of the larvae and flies that emerge from them (I-VI). Illustrations to ‘III. Part of a letter of Mr Anthony Van Leuwenhoeck, F. R. S. concerning excrescencies growing on willow leaves, &c’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.22, issue 269 (February 1701).

    Original letter from Leeuwenhoek containing these images can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/L3/26.

    Figure VIII. Marine barometer, designed by Robert Hooke, described in ‘V. An account of Dr Robert Hook's invention of the marine barometer, with its description and uses, published by order of the R. Society’ by Edmond Halley in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.22, issue 269 (February 1701).

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680; Edmond Halley (1656-1742), British astronomer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1678, and; Robert Hooke (1635–1703), British natural philosopher, was a Founding Fellow of the Royal Society.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Robert Hooke (1635 - 1703, British) , Natural philosopher
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18888
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