'Animalcules' observed by Anton van Leeuwenhoek, c1795. Artist: Unknown

'Animalcules' observed by Anton van Leeuwenhoek, c1795. Artist: Unknown

1-155-977 - Ann Ronan Picture Library/Heritage-Images

'Animalcules' observed by Anton van Leeuwenhoek, c1795. Hand-coloured engraving showing various items viewed through a microscope, including sperm, (29 & 30) and human spermatazoa from a warm cadaver (31-40). Van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) was a Dutch scientist and microscopist who was the first to observe bacteria and protozoa using his own simple microscopes.


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  1. 000851
  1. 000851
  1. 0390003021
  1. 1-155-977
  1. 1155977
  1. 3021

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 2901x3614
File Size : 30,716kb


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Creator
  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
People Related
  1. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek: Dutch: Microscopist

Medium
  1. Engraving

Geographic Hierarchy

World Europe Netherlands

  1. 52 30 00 N , 005 45 00 E

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