Microscopes   click the thumbs to wander... click here for the mainpage
left: two very rare cases with microscopic sections by Abraham Ypelaar [ 1736-1811, see his picture ], to the right two "Culpepper" microscopes;
"In the 18th century microscopy became the favourite pastime of the well-to-do Dutch burgher. He could gaze for hours. Abraham Ypelaar jumped into this new market and made microscopic sections with cases of all sizes. They had one thing in common: they were not cheap." [text: Boerhaave Museum, Leiden]