Microscopic studies of mites, skull of a calf

    Date
    1712
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Anatomy
    Biology
       > Zoology
    Description
    Six figures from issue 333 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures 1, 2 and 4. Microscopic studies of the hair on an unidentified larva species (1, 4) and the hair of a honeybee (2).
    Figure 3. Study of an unidentified larva species, as seen by the naked eye.
    Figure 5. Study of an unidentified adult, beetle-like species, as seen by the naked eye.

    Illustrations to ‘I. Additional observations upon the production of mites, &c. In a letter form Mr. Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, F. R. S’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 27, issue 333 (March 1712). The original letter from Leeuwenhoek containing these illustrations can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/L4/40.

    Figure 6. Anatomical study of the skull of a malformed calf, brought by a butcher to John Craig at Gillingham.

    Illustrations to ‘IV. A description of the head of a monstrous calf. In a letter from the Reverend Mr. John Craig, Vicar of Gillingham in Dorsetshire, to William Burnet, Esq; F. R. S’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 27, issue 333 (March 1712). The original letter from Craig containing this illustration can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/C2/33.

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680, and; John Craig (1663-1731), British mathematician, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1711.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    John Craig (1663 - 1731, British) , Mathematician
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18938
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