This oversized leather edition is a one of a kind volume and includes original full size illustrations.
Robert Hooke's Micrographia (1665) is the first work devoted entirely to microscopical observations and arguably the most influential in the field of microscopy. The book serves as a broad record of fundamental scientific findings, including those of specific importance to medicine. The exquisite copperplate engravings illustrating the text, based mainly on Hooke's own drawings, depict a wide range of microscopically percieved objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms. Hooke's observations were obtained through the use of one of the earliest compound microscopes, which he himself constructed.