Thermometers, 1688.

 
Thermometers, 1688.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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Plate from 'Traittez des Barometres, Thermometres et Notiometres ou Hygrometres' (1688) by J D'Alence, showing examples of straight and angular thermometer tubes displayed on walls. The book is a pocket-sized treatise on the barometer, thermometer and hygrometer, with 35 plates showing natural philosophers at work and the variety of instruments used by them. The plates are particularly early illustrations of natural philosophers at work.

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