Hooke's compound microscope and its illuminating system, 1665.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Hooke's compound microscope and its illuminating system, 1665.

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Full size copy of Robert Hooke's (1635-1703) original compound microscope, as described in his book 'Micrographia' (1665) - the first detailed and illustrated account of a compound microscope. This microscope was a great advance on any that preceded it, and was the basis of the design of many subsequent makers. It is notable particularly for its ball-and-socket joint and the use of a field-lens. Specimens to be examined are illuminated by an oil lamp and a globe full of liquid.
 

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10304724
 

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