Fish scales Martin Frobene Ledermuller
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Studies of the scales of two freshwater fishes, the Tench and Gudgeon, viewed by microscope, under magnification. With a circled inset detail showing the scales at normal size.
Plate 29 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.XXIX.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.Lederm. del. A.W.W. excud:’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XXIX. Ecaile de Poisson. The author states that: ‘Faute de Place je ne puis mettre dans cette Estampe, que la petite Ecaille d’un Gougeon a) dont la Grandeur naturelle est b) & la petite Ecaille d’une Tanche c) la vértable Grandeur est réprésentée d)’. [For lack of space I can only put in this print the small scale of a Gudgeon a) therefore its natural size is b) & the small scale of a Tench c) and the true size is represented d)].
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-18131
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