Microscopic studies

    Date
    1705
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Marine biology
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Description
    Six figures from issue 304 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, depicting microscopic studies of: pumice stone (I, II, III), a scallop shell (IV), unidentified coral specimen (V), and unidentified sea sponge specimen (VI).

    Illustrations to ‘Several microscopical observations on the pumice-stone, coral, spunges, &c: In a letter from Mr Anthony Van Leuwenhock, F. R. S’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 24, issue 304 (December 1705). Original letter containing these illustrations can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/L3/84.

    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.18910
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