'Mr Ellis's Aquatic Microscope', 1787.

'Mr Ellis's Aquatic Microscope', 1787.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


John Ellis's (1710-1776) single or aquatic microscope, which was used to study small aquatic organisms. 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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