Microscope Museum

Collection of antique microscopes and other scientific instruments




Images of lenses and microscopes

In this page we can find images of microscopes that were engraved in antique books, catalogues and other sources of many makers and retailers. Images are roughly organised by appearance or type of microscope, sometimes by period, and this organisation may be useful to identify microscopes that are not engraved with the name of their maker or retailer.

By clicking on the image group summaries on the left menu, you will be taken to the respective microscope groupings and, from there, you will find listings of images associated with their sources. The original full text of many of these sources can be found also in this webpage (under the ‘Catalogues and antique books’ link on the left menu).