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Image number: RS.18910
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
   > 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