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Image number: RS.18903
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Fern specimen, 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

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      > Netherlands
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      > United Kingdom