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Image number: RS.18904
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Microscopic studies

Date

1705

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

The Royal Society, Publisher

Object type

Article identifier

Material

Technique

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Natural history

Description

Twelve figures from issue 298 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, depicting various microscopic studies.

Figures I-II. Microscopic studies of a flint crystal, or chert, specimen.
Figure III-VIII. Microscopic studies of the particles of the residue formed from boiling flint crystal in rain water.
Figure IX-XII. Microscopic studies of a rock crystal, or quartz, specimen.

Illustrations to ‘A letter from Mr Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, F. R. S. concerning the figures of the salts of crystal’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 24, issue 298 (April 1705).

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