Illustration of thermoscope

Illustration of thermoscope

V500/0005 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 53.0MB

Downloadable file size: 8.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Illustration depicting Robert Fludd's thermoscope (centre), an early air thermometer, drawn in the centre of a globe representing the universe. Fludd (1574-1637) was a religious mystic who sought to bring together the macrocosm of the universe with the microcosm, man. He believed that circling of the Sun around the Earth caused the circulation of air & blood in the body. A universal expansion & contraction affected both macrocosm & microcosm, & was visible in the thermoscope. The thermoscope consists of an air-filled bulb (top) connected to a reservoir of water (bottom) by a graduated tube. The air in the bulb expands & contracts with temp- erature, causing the water level to rise & fall.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: air thermometer, early, fludd, historical, history of science, physics, robert, technology, thermometer, thermoscope, thermoscope of robert fludd

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.