Tree seeds and anatomical figures of fowl

    Date
    1693
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
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    Subject
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Botany
          > Plant physiology
    Biology
       > Anatomy
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    15 figures to issue 199 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Fig. 1 Botanical illustrations of the ash seed, to scale.
    Fig. 2 Botanical illustration of the ash seed root or stem, cut transversely.
    Fig. 3 Botanical illustration of the emerging leaves in a walnut seed.
    Fig. 4 Botanical illustration of the surface of an ash leaf showing the structure of the membrane and sap globules.
    Fig. 5 Botanical illustration of the ash seed showing the outer membrane and ‘ligament’.
    Fig. 6 Botanical illustration of the tread-like vessel in the hazelnut seed.
    Fig. 7 Botanical illustration of the embryonic hazelnut.
    Fig. 8 Botanical illustration showing the ‘ligament’ of an almond seed, cut transversely.
    Fig. 9 -13 Five botanical figure of a willow seed, showing the seed to scale, further figures of the ‘threads’ which carry the seed on the wind. The dried seed and then swollen after being planted in wet sand.

    Illustrations to A letter from Mr. Anth. Van Leeuwenhoek concerning the seeds of plants with observations of the manner of the propagation of plants and animals, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 17, issue 199 (April 1693), pp. 700-708. Read at the meeting of the Royal Society on 3 November 1685, JBO/7, the original paper can be found in the Early Letters of the Royal Society EL/L1/76.

    Fig. 14 Anatomical figure showing the ear bones of a pullet (chicken).

    Fig. 15 Anatomical figure of a ducks head, dissected to show the three pairs of nerves common in broad billed birds.

    Illustrations to Anatomical observations in the heads of fowl made at several times by the late Allen Moulen, M.D. S.R.S. read before the Royal Society, Feb 1 1688. published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 17, issue 199 (April 1693), pp. 711-716.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Natural philosopher
    Allen Moulin (1653 - 1690, British) , Anatomist
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.19026
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