Henslow's Adiantum amoenum - A2 Print
Adiantum amoenum - teaching chart by John Stevens Henslow. From the collection of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

Henslow's Adiantum amoenum - A2 Print


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John Stevens Henslow, Adiantum amoenum, c. 1840

John Stevens Henslow (1796 - 1861) held the title of Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge for 36 years. This A2 print reproduces one of the remarkable teaching charts that Henslow prepared to illustrate his popular lectures. Adiantum amoenum shows the tiny details of a maidenhair fern and was created with the help of a powerful microscope. A fascinating and unusual piece of art. 

An extensive collection of Henslow's teaching charts is held in the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Explore the rest of our Henslow range, including more prints, stationery, and textiles. 

Product details: 

  • A2 print on 170gsm uncoated paper
  • Packaged in cardboard tube with information label

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