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Image number: RS.18915
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Sunspots, microscopic studies of snail shells

Date

1704

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Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

The Royal Society, Publisher

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Description

19 figures from issue 294 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Figures 1-11. Microscopic studies of petrified snail shells, collected in an unspecified mountain range in Switzerland, including: the shells in full (4, 5, 6), detail views of pieces of shell (1, 2), detail view of the surface of shell (7), part of an unidentified stone specimen (8), and; detail views of particles of the residue formed from boiling this unknown specimen in water (9, 10, 11), in a glass tube (3). Illustration to ‘A letter from Mr. Antony Van Leuwenhoek, F. R. S. concerning some fossils of Swisserland, &c’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 24, issue 294 (December 1704).

Figures 12-19. Astronomical charts showing the sun with spots over its surface, observed by ‘Captain Stannyan’ in May, June and July 1704 (12, 17, 18, 19), and detail views of the sunspots themselves (13, 14, 15, 16). Illustrations to ‘Observations made by Captain Stannyan of the spots that appear'd upon the body of the Sun in the months of May, June and July, in the year 1704’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 24, issue 294 (December 1704).

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

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