In January 1665, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary that he stayed up till two in the morning reading a best-selling page-turner, a work that he called "the most ingenious book I read in my life." It was filled with images: of fleas, of bark, of the edges of razors.The book was called Micrographia. Its author, Robert Hooke, belonged to a brilliant circle of natural philosophers who--among many other things--were the first in England to make serious use of microscopes as scientific instruments.
A Diagram of a fly from Robert Hooke's innovative Micrographia, 1665
Making the indiscernible visible: Robert Hooke’s Micrographia
Micrographia Title Page
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Life through a lens: exploring the miniature world with Robert Hooke’s Micrographia
Robert Hooke, Micrographia: or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, 1667.