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Drawing of Mould From Hooke's Micrographia
12" x 16"
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Drawing of fruiting bodies of a Small white Spot of hairy mould growing on the cover of a book bound in sheepskin The fruit bodies are shown in various stages of dehiscince AD This figure appeared in a book called Micrographia written by the English physicist Robert Hooke in He did not spot any spores but remarked on how fragile the consitution of thefe pretty bodies was The book contains some of the most beautiful drawings of microscope observations ever made Hooke was born in his main accomplishments were in the fields of physics where he studied the action of springs and biology where he was one of the most eminent microscopists