Anton van Leeuwenhoek Develops Optical Microscopy

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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.