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Microscopic view of cells in a sliver of cork

Date

1665

Creator

Robert Hooke (1635-1703, British), Natural philosopher

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 305mm
width (print): 200mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Illustrations showing a microscopic view of the cells in a sliver of cork (Fig. 1); and a sprig of the sensitive plant (Fig. 2, unmagnified). Schem. XI from Micrographia: or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and Inquiries thereupon, by Robert Hooke (London, 1665).

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