Pomological and botanical studies

    Date
    1703
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
          > fruit
    nature
       > plant
          > flower
    Description
    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
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18898
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