Microscopic view of an oyster shell Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
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Microscopic view of an oyster shell
Illustrations accompanying a letter describing Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's microscopical observations, dated March 1682. An English extract was printed in Philosophical Collections ed. Robert Hooke (London, 1682) no. 5, pp. 152-160. The illustrations show an oyster shell (fig. 6), and Leeuwenhoek's hypothesis about the formation of oyster shells (fig. 7).
Original: red chalk on paper. 1682
- Image reference: RS-9106
- The Royal Society
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