Insect eye Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt
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Study of part of the compound eye of a chafer, viewed by microscope under magnification. With three details, one showing the beetle (possibly the Garden chafer Phyllopertha horticola).
Plate 56 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.LVI.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LVI. Un peu de la Cornee d’un Oeil de Hanneton’ [A piece of the cornea from a chafer’s eye].
Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604-1670) German alchemist and chemist, discoverer of sodium sulphate.
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-18173
- ©The Royal Society
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