Hooke's compound microscope, copy, 1665-1675.
Full size copy of Robert Hooke's original compound microscope, as described in his " Micrographia" 1665
Robert Hooke's bestseller 'Micrographia', published in 1665, presented intriguing illustrations of everyday objects, which revealed details too small to be seen with the naked eye. This 1920s replica of one of the microscopes Hooke used while writing is faithful to the description and drawing contained in the book.
- Court, Thomas Henry
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.