The table is sortable by Year, Author, and Title.

Yearsort ascending Author Title
2017 Becchi, A. Between Learned Science and Technical Knowledge
2016 Yong, E. I Contain Multitudes
2016 Zuidervaart, H. and D. Anderson Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s microscopes and other scientific instruments: new information from the Delft archives
2016 Cocquyt, T. De identificatie van een zilveren microscoopje van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
2016 Robertson, L. A. et al. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek: Master of the Minuscule
2016 Jorink, E. Swammerdam, hoveling?
2016 Anderson, D. The tensions between facts and fantasy
2015 Robertson, L. A. Historical microbiology, is it relevant in the 21st century?
2015 Falkowski, P. Leeuwenhoek's Lucky Break
2015 Lane, N. The unseen world
2015 Robertson, L. A. Van Leeuwenhoek microscopes - where are they now?
2015 Ford, B. J. Leeuwenhoek Microscopes: Mystery and Mischief
2015 Snyder, L. Eye of the Beholder
2015 Morgunova, K. Drawing under the microscope
2015 Ford, B. J. Deepening mystery of disappearing microscope
2015 Robertson, L. A. And then there were 12
2015 Verhoeven, G. De derde stad van Holland
2014 Koninklijke Bibliotheek STCN - Short Title Catalogue Netherlands
2014 Zuidervaart, H. and M. Rijks "Most rare workmen"
2014 Lichtman, F. and S. Shattuck Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible
2014 Leeuwenhoek, A. van Alle de Brieven. The Collected Letters. Volume 16
2014 Archief Delft Delft Collection (Collectie Delft)
2014 Roon, G. van Macht en gewoonte in het Delftse stadsbestuur (1672-1702)
2014 Anderson, D. Still going strong: Leeuwenhoek at eighty
2014 Smit, H. et al. Van Leeuwenhoek: Groots in het Kleine
2013 Weve, W. Huizen in Delft in de 16de en 17de eeuw
2013 Archief Delft LAD - Miscellaneous Accessions
2013 Zuidervaart, H. Cabinets for Experimental Philosophy in the Netherlands
2013 Jorink, E. De profeet en de boekhouder
2013 Archief Delft WKD - Orphans Chamber Archive
2013 Archief Delft DAA - Diletto and Arme Archive
2013 various Circulation of Knowledge and Learned Practices in the 17th-century Dutch Republic
2013 Archief Delft HGD - Reformed Church Archive
2013 Archief Delft ONA - Old Notary Archive
2013 Archief Delft ORA - Old Judicial Archive
2013 Archief Delft OAD - Old Archive
2013 Archief Delft SNG St Nicolaas Gilde archive
2013 Archief Delft DTB - Baptism, Marriage, Burial Archive
2012 Davidson, M. Pioneers in Optics
2012 Zuidervaart, H. The ‘invisible technician’ made visible
2011 Ford, B. J. The Clarity of Images from Early Single-Lens Microscopes Captured on Video
2011 Gelderblom, O. and J. Jonker Public Finance and Economic Growth: The Case of Holland in the Seventeenth Century
2010 Erfgoed Delft
2010 Cohen, H. F. How Modern Science Came Into the World
2010 Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza Galileo's Microscope
2009 Fritschy, W. The efficiency of taxation in Holland
2009 Ratcliff, M. The Quest for the Invisible
2009 Sepel, L., E. Loreto and J. Rocha Using a Replica of Leeuwenhoek’s Microscope to Teach the History of Science and to Motivate Students
2009 Ford, B. J. Did Physics Matter to the Pioneers of Microscopy?
2009 Gelderblom, O. (ed.) Political Economy of the Dutch Republic



This comprehensive bibliography has several kinds of information:

  • all of Leeuwenhoek's publications, self-published (Dutch and Latin) and edited by others, especially in Philosophical Transactions
  • another hundred and fifty primary sources, pre-1800, most of them in Dutch and available in the Delft city archives
  • the secondary literature about Leeuwenhoek's life, times, and accomplishments, in English or Dutch only, most of them originally in print, many now available online
  • websites and inventories to access primary sources, usually stored in databases