Includes studies of Crystallizations of plants and metals
Genuine antique copper-plate engraving for "Cyclopedia of Arts and Sciences. On An Entire New and Improved Plan..."
Published "according to Act of Parliament Alexander Hogg, at the Kings Arms No16 Paternoster Row" circa 1788
Condition: Excellent printed on hand-made "laid paper" with plate-mark 23 x 37.5 cm (9.2 x 15 inch) (has been trimmed right edge).
When was the Microscope? There is some debate over the ownership of that honour. It was Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), a Dutch draper and scientist, and one of the pioneers of microscopy who in the late 17th century became the first man to make and use a real microscope.