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Magnified caterpillar, 1787.

Magnified caterpillar, 1787.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


The muscles (Figs 1-4); head (Figs 5 and 6); and head and nerves (Fig 7). 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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