Collection of 5 large English photomicrographs of wood’s section, c1900

Collection of 5 large English photomicrographs of wood’s section, c1900

1600 euros



Countries of manufacture

UK and Ireland, North America

Categories: Microscopy, Early Photographs, Photographs, Early British Photographers, Early American Photographers, Other Early Photographers


A very fine and well preserved little collection of 5 large (average size : 20×16 cm with a small of 16×16 cm) microphotographs of transversal section of wood, stem and petiole of Jacobiniae, oak and elm.

The collection contains :

-1. Fagaceae Quercus alba. Transverse section of wood w 210 diam.

-2. Acanthaceae. Jacobinia carnea. Transverse section of stem x 160 diam.

-3. Acanthaceae. Jacobinia. Transverse section trhough junction of stem & petiole. x 140 diam.

-4. Ulmaceae. Ulmus Americana. Transverse section of wood. x130 diam.

-5. Acanthaceae. Jacobinia coccinia. Tranverse section of stem. x170 diam.


The five original silver print photographs are mounted on strong carboard with handwritten annotations given the names of the genus, the under-genus adn the type of section.

On the back of each cardboard the same unreadable signature (?).

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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