image hooke_micrographia_1665_schem xxxii
Image number: RS.9451
Credit: © The Royal Society

Microscopic view of an ant

Date

1665

Creator

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

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 304mm
width (print): 203mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Entomology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Illustration showing a microscopic view of an ant. Schem. XXXII from Micrographia: or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and Inquiries thereupon, by Robert Hooke (London, 1665).

Associated place

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      > United Kingdom