Marshall compound microscope, c 1710.

 
Marshall compound microscope, c 1710.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Following the publication of Robert Hooke's 'Micrographia' in 1665, English makers, notably John Marshall (1663-1725), who made this example, began to produce large compound microscopes based on Hooke's design. The instruments are more flexible than the tripod type microscopes and can be used to view both opaque and transparent objects.

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