Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Science and Society Picture Library prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

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

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

Description

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.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10304724

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas