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
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18904
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