Fern, seed cases, seeds

    Date
    1705
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
    Description
    Seven figures from issue 297 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figure 1. Botanical study of a fern from the Polypodium family.
    Figure 2, 6, 7. Seed case of a fern, viewed from different angles, with stalk.
    Figure 3-5. Microscopic studies of three fern seeds, and one seed in two magnifications.

    Illustrations to ‘Observations on the seed-vessels and seeds of polypodium. In a letter from Mr Anthony Van Leeuwenhoek, F. R. S’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 24, issue 297 (April 1705). Letter sent from Leeuwenhoek in April 1705 with original illustrations can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society EL/L3/79.

    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.18903
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