Anton van Leeuwenhoek Develops Optical Microscopy


Anton van Leeuwenhoek develops optical microscopy capable of magnifications of 200 times and greater. Enables study of the natural world and its structures that are invisible to the unaided eye.

A word about the original artwork: It was created by TMS’s David Rasel, who drew stylistic inspiration from the etchings in Georgius Agricola’s De Re Metallica. David’s mix of anachronism, whimsy, and technical/historical artistic license adds a memorable stamp to the proceedings.