Microscope

Microscope

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Description
Eustachio Divini (1610-1685) was an important optical instrument maker in Rome who is known to have made microscopes. While there are, today, no Divini microscopes with signature or solid provenance, an unsigned example in the Museo Astronomico Copernicano may have been made by him. This is a replica of that instrument.
Ref: John Mayall, Jr., Cantor Lectures on the Microscope (London, 1886), p. 16.
“Another Extract Out of the Italian Journal, Being a Description of a Microscope of a New fashion, by the means whereof there hath been seen an Animal lesser than any of those seen hitherto,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 3 (1668): 842.
Maria Luisa Righini Bonelli and Albert Van Helden, Divini and Campani: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of the Accademia del Cimento (Florence, 1981).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
microscope., replica
microscope, replica
date made
1936-1944
maker
Lucas, Joseph D.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Measurements
overall: 26 cm x 13 cm x 12.5 cm; 10 1/4 in x 5 1/8 in x 4 29/32 in
ID Number
MG.M-12214
catalog number
M-12214
accession number
271793
Credit Line
Mrs. Joseph D. Lucas
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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