We have received these beautiful pictures with some notes below, from Alan Mason. Click on the pictures for an enlarged view – Deskarati
I have always been a great admirer of Robert Hooke’s scientific activity. In the 1960s book publishers began to produce facsimile editions of great works which could hitherto only be accessed by recourse to well-endowed reference libraries.
One of these was Hooke’s “Micrographie” a profusely illustrated account of his scientific investigations. It is not only a fascinating book but a very beautiful one too. It is one of my most treasured books, albeit it is only a cheap, old paperback. I have selected three of his “Schema” or illustations, and a little of his text to give some idea of his style.