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A flea as seen through a microscope from The wonders of the microscope, or, An explanation of the wisdom of the Creator, in objects comparatively minute… (1811). Briggs Collection of Educational Literature LT109.QH/W6

This image is a pirated reproduction of Robert Hooke’s drawing of a flea in Micrographia: Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and inquiries thereupon (1665). Available online

Pencil drawing of the muscles and blood vessels of the face and neckColour drawing of a flea, surrounded by detailed close-ups of parts of different species to enable easier identificationLine drawing of an anthropomorphised flea standing on a bed talking to the man under the covers