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Elaborate 1700s Microscope From France

This French 1700s microscope was built sometime between 1745 and 1765. “Microscopes, especially ones as elaborate as this example, were luxurious symbols of enlightened aristocratic sophistication in the 1700s.” – Image source. Fancy science.

1700s Microscope From France

Image is from the Cleveland Museum of Art and is under Public Domain Dedication.