Letter 37 of January 22, 1683 Figures 3 and 4 | Arcana Naturae Detecta

Fig. 3

Very fine feather from the legs and body of a gnat.

Seer schoone veer van de pooten ende het lijf van de mug.

Fig. 4

The wing [in Fig. 5] as it appears to the naked eye.

De wiekie soo als het ons int bloote oog vertoont.

In print, Fig. 4 appeared next to Fig. 3 on a different plate and page than Fig. 5, which is an enlargement of Fig. 4.

Origin of specimen: 
the well near his little summer-house
Standard reference information
Letter of: 
January 22, 1683
Written to: 
AB/CL number: 
70
AvL number: 
37
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