Brabant lace and spider silk Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt
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Brabant lace and spider silk
Two studies of man-made and natural fibres under magnification. Figure 1 (top) shows lace from Brabant in Belgium, viewed by microscope, with a circled inset figure, showing the material at natural size. Figure 2 shows a portion of a spider’s web.
Plate 54 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, 1766).
Inscribed above: ‘TAB.LIV.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LIV. Figure 1. Un Bout de Dentelle fine de Brabant [A piece of fine Brabant lace]. Figure 2. La Moité d’une petite Toile d’Araignée’ [Half a small spider’s web].
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-18171
- ©The Royal Society
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