Spider anatomy, teeth

    Date
    1701
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Biology
       > Entomology
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Anatomy
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > insect
    human body
       > teeth
    Description
    Nine figures from issue 272 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures I-VIII. Microscopic studies of the anatomy of a spider, including: part of a spider’s leg, with claws (I), the carapace (II), the sting, with claw (III), thread (IV), spinneret (V, VI), a spider on its back (VII) and the abdomen and hook (VIII). Illustrations to ‘II. A letter from Mr Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, F. R. S. Concerning spiders, their way of killing their prey, spinning their webbs, generation, &c’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 272 (July 1701).

    Original letter from Leeuwenhoek containing these images can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/L3/29.

    Figures IX. Two teeth, excavated from Chartham, near Canterbury, England, said to be ‘the size […] of a mans fist’. Illustration to ‘III. Chartham news: or a brief relation of some strange bones there lately digged up, in some grounds of Mr John Somner’s in Canterbury’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 272 (July 1701).

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18889
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