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Microscopic views of a spider

Date

1665

Creator

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

Object type

Library reference

RCN 45230

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 306mm
width (print): 187mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Entomology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Illustrations showing microscopic views of the Shepherd, or long-legged spider, namely the back of the spider (Fig. 1), the eyes (Fig. 2), the underside of the spider (Fig. 3). Schem. XXXI from Micrographia: or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and Inquiries thereupon, by Robert Hooke (London, 1665).

Transcription

Schem. XXXI

Associated place

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