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Pomological and botanical studies




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   > Botany
   > Optics
      > Microscopy

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      > fruit
   > plant
      > flower


26 figures from issue 287 of of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Figures 1-22. Various pomological studies of oranges from Surinam and Curacao. Includes:

Figures 1, 2, 5. The pip of an orange with (1) and without (2, 5) its membrane.
Figures 3, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19. Detail views of a pip with roots.
Figure 4. Detail view of the membrane of a pip.
Figures 6-7. Sectional views of a pip cut into two.
Figures 8-10. Microscopic studies of the inside of a pip.
Figure 22. Pip with root and leaves.
Figure 15, 16, 18, 20, 21. Various boxes and test tubes used to house and grow the pip.

Illustrations to ‘A letter from Mr. Anthony van Leuwenhoek, concerning the seeds of oranges, &c’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 23, issue 287 (October 1703). Original letter containing these illustrations can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society EL/L3/51.

Figures 23-26. Various botanical studies, including:

Figure 23. Profile view of a yellow daylily, Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus.
Figure 24. Profile view of a lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera.
Figures 25-26. A green bean whole (25) and cut open (26), Phaseolus vulgaris.

Illustrations to ‘Some new observations upon the parts and use of the flower in plants’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 23, issue 287 (October 1703).

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

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