Magnified cane, 1787.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Magnified cane, 1787.

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Section of sugar cane (Fig 1); section of bamboo cane (Fig 3); section of 'common cane' (Fig 5). Illustration from 'Essays on the microscope' by George Adams (1750-1795), published in London in 1787. Adams was instrument maker to King George III.

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