Sand and crystal

    Date
    1704
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Description
    Two tables, containing 22 figures, depicting microscopic studies of grains of sand of different shapes and sizes, namely triangular and hexagonal, and a microscopic study of crystal.

    Illustrations to ‘Part of a letter from Mr Anthony van Leuwenhoek, F. R. S. concerning the figures of sand’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 24, issue 289 (February 1704). Original letters, sent from Leeuwenhoek in December 1703 and February 1704, containing these illustrations can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/L3/56 and EL/L3/60.

    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.18901
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