If you where the first person with a microscope, what would you have looked at? What would you have felt? The rush of awe and amazement must have been overwhelming. To fully appreciate this amazing drawing you must first understand the man behind it!
For this reproduction, we recreated a drawing by a Dutchman named Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. He was a man with no fortune and no higher education who set out to make the perfect silks known to man. In his pursuit for the perfect silk, he improved his glass to see closer and closer to the threads. At only 3mm across this magnifying glass was less than spectacular to look at than it was to look through.
Being the amateur scientist he was; one day after rain, he collected a sample and examined it with his newly improved glass. Can you imagine the surprise he must have felt when he saw small creatures swimming around? “There can’t possibly be life at that level,” he thought to himself. And while it took much convincing to convince those around him, he produced the first drawing ever made of a creature smaller than what our eyes can see!
Isn’t that an incredible story?! This unique vintage science print would make a great gift for that science lover in your life! This would also be a unique graduation gift for a biology or chemistry major!
What will you receive:
1 x Vintage science print.
1 x Certificate that describes the piece.
2 x Different stick on labels to choose from.
Multiple sizes available at checkout. Don’t see the size you need? We can custom trim these to your photo frame!
Want something bigger? Just let us know and we’ll quote it up!
Mohawk, felt texture, cream color -216gsm
Mohawk, felt texture, white color -216gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Sage – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Salmon – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Natural – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Dark Natural – 176gsm
What’s the Cobble Difference?
1 – Research: We meticulously research every image we reproduce. We spend the time to request the highest quality imagery available directly from the source, and never compromise on quality.
2 – Enhancement: Every image is carefully repaired to remove crease marks and other artifacts of the ageing process. We enhance the colors and repair damage where applicable with the goal of making these images look new again.
3 – They are not just prints or drawings: We include a certificate that describes every single piece we make; this includes a brief biography of the creator and a brief history of what the piece you are looking and what it meant to society. Where possible we include all original paperwork and transcripts.
4 – Paper & Printing: All of our printing is done in-house; we don’t use regular old photo paper, or poster paper. We use professional grade, premium artistic paper stock sourced from far and wide to give you the best look & feel possible.
Source: Royal Society in London