Butterfly wing Martin Frobene Ledermuller
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Study of a butterfly wing viewed by microscope, under
magnification. With an inset detail showing the insect’s wing at
normal size, to give scale.
Plate 13 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,
Inscribed above: ‘TAB.XIII.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F. Lederm. del.
A.W.W. exc. Nor.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XIII. L’Aile entière d’un
Papillon.’ The author comments that: ‘Après avoir réprésenté dans la
Tab IX les seules plumes du Papillon; je crois faire plaisir aux
Lecteurs, de leur en mettre ici devant les Yeux les Couches sur
toute une Aile. [After having represented in Tab IX only the scales of
the Butterfly I think to please the readers by putting before their
eyes the layers of the whole wing].
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-18115
- ©The Royal Society
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