Microscopic observations

    Date
    1696
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Biology
       > Zoology
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Content object
    Description
    Seven figures to issue 221 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Fig. 1-3 Microscopic studies of the seed and embryonic plant of a fig.
    Fig. 4 Microscopic study of the embryonic plant of a strawberry.
    Fig. 5-6 Microscopic study of the foot of a lobster, showing the teeth-like structure of hairs which allow the creature to climb rocks.

    Illustrations to An Extract of a Letter from Mr. Leewenhoek, Dated the 10th of July, An. 1696. Containing Microscopical Observations on Eels, Mites, the Seeds of Figs, Strawberries, &c. published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.19, issue 221 (Aug 1696) pp.269-280. The original letter can be found in the Early Letters of the Royal Society EL/L2/55.

    Fig.7-8 Parts of a microscope designed by Stephen Gray.

    Illustration to Several microscopical observations and experiments, made by Mr. Stephen Gray. published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.19, issue 221 (Aug 1696) pp.280-287. The original paper can be found in the Classified Papers of the Royal Society, CLP/17/28.

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.

    Stephen Gray, (1666-1736) British astronomer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Natural philosopher
    Stephen Gray (1666 - 1736, British) , Astronomer
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.19051
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