Polyps in a glass with studies of locomotion Jacobus van der Schley
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Polyps in a glass with studies of locomotion
Zoological studies showing the sessile movement of freshwater hydra (figures 1-10), with specimens kept in a glass of water (figure 11). Plate 3 from Memoires pour server a l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce...by Abraham Trembley (Leiden, 1744). The plate is inscribed: "P. Lyonet delin. J. v. Schley sculp. 1743." The Swiss natural historian Abraham Trembley (1710-1784) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1743. His book, from which this plate is taken, gives an account of experiments with freshwater hydra, or polyps. The Dutch entomologist Pierre Lyonet (1706-1789) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1748.
Original: copperplate engraving. 1743
- Image reference: RS-10521
- The Royal Society
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