Product images of Hydra
Studies of freshwater hydra of various types, largely all at the polyp stage, viewed under magnification. Housed in a clear glass jar and removed from there for study via ‘le petit tuyou de verre blanc’ [an open-ended ‘little white glass pipe’].
Inscribed above: ‘TAB. LXXXVII’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Deux sortes de polypes a bouquet’ [‘Two types of polyps colonies’].
Plate 87 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).
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-19700
- ©The Royal Society
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