Coral salt Martin Frobene Ledermuller
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Study of crystals of coral salt, viewed by microscope, under magnification.
Plate 35 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, 1764).
Inscribed above: ‘TAB.XXXV.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.L. del. A.W.W. excud.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XXXV. Du Sel de Coral’ [Coral salt]. The author states that: ‘Je n’ai rien à remarquer sur cette Observation, si non que j’en ai pris le Sel dans une pharmacie, et que j’en ai déssiné la Réprésentation à bien d’autres, la trouvant admirablement belle…’ [I have nothing to notice about this observation, except that I took the salt from a pharmacy, and that I drew this representation of it, among many others, finding it admirably beautiful].
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-18137
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