‘Ancient’ microscopes Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt
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Studies of various microscopes from history, including a globe microscope, designed by Otto von Guericke and Nicolaas Hartsoeker (a), the simple microscope, described in Johann Christoph Sturm’s Collegium experimentale (b), the Leeuwenhoek microscope, by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (c), a microscope designed by Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter (d) and more.
Inscribed above: ‘TAB: XXXI.’ Plate 31 from Amusement microscopique, tant pour l'esprit que pour les yeux, contenant... estampes... d'apres nature...by Martin Frobene Ledermuller, plates volume (Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, Nuremburg, 1768).
Otto von Guericke (1602-1686), German scientist, inventor and politician. Nicolaas Hartsoeker (1665-1725), Dutch mathematician and physicist. Johann Christoph Sturm (1635-1703), German philosopher and founder of a scientific academy known as the Collegium Curiosum, whose Proceedings, Collegium experimentale, he also edited. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, (1632-1723) Dutch naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680. Martin Frobene [Frobenius] Ledermuller (1719-1769) German naturalist was employed in various capacities as a notary, turning to microscope studies after an illness induced temporary deafness.
- Image reference: RS-19953
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