Giovanni Battista Amici, optician, astronomer and microscopist, c 1827.

Liverati, Carlo Ernesto

 
Giovanni Battista Amici, optician, astronomer and microscopist, c 1827.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Pencil drawing by Liverati. Amici (1786-1868), born in Modena, Italy, was a designer of optical instruments, and perfected his own alloy for use in telescope mirrors. In 1827 he produced the dioptric, achromatic microscope, which bears his name, and in 1835 became director of the Florence Institute.

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