18th Century Prints, Copperplate, Engraving, New Additions, Prints

New Additions: Science

We have new science-related prints up on our website. A  number of prints  added to our collection comes from the Chambers’ and Rees’ Cyclopedia or, An Universal Dictorionary of Arts and Sciences. They all include a composite of technical illustrations, engraved by I. Taylor. Published in 1789, these prints offer a fascinating view into the world of science in the 18th century- tools, experiments, and theories are depicted. We also have two new prints published  according to Act of Parliament by C. Cooke, No. 17 Paternoster Row, in 1789 and 1789. These British copper engravings give evidence to the involvement of government in the distribution of scientific knowledge.

Electrical Machines – Lee System of Electricity. Plate I. Copper plate engraving, July 31, 1789. Published according to Act of Parliament by C. Cooke, No. 17 Paternoster Row. Composite of technical illustrations depicting various electrical machines, including a medical machine.

Experiments on Fixed Air and other Elastic Fluids. See System of Pneumatics. Plate I. Copper plate engraving, Oct. 3, 1788. Published according to Act of Parliament by C. Cooke, No. 17 Paternoster Row. Composite of technical illustrations related to fixed air.

Chemistry. Tab. II. Copper plate engraving, 1789. From Chambers’ and Rees’ Cyclopaedia or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Composite of technical illustrations of containers used in chemistry.

Hydraulics & Hydrostatics. Tab VII. Copper plate engraving, 1789. From Chambers’ and Rees’ Cyclopaedia or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Composite of illustrations relating to hydraulics. Engraved by I. Taylor.

Electricity. Tab II. Copper engraving, 1789. From Chambers’ and Rees’ Cyclopaedia or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Composite of technical illustrations relating to electric air thermometers, a universal discharger and electricity-producing machines. Engraved by I. Taylor.

Perspective. Copper engraving, 1789. From Chambers’ and Rees’ Cyclopaedia or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Composite of diagrams relating to perspective. Engraved by I. Taylor.

Electricity. Copper engraving, 1789. From Chambers’ and Rees’ Cyclopaedia or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Composite of technical illustrations relating to the battery, conductors and lightning conductors.

Chemistry. Tab. III. Copper engraving, 1789. From Chambers’ and Rees’ Cyclopaedia or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Composite of technical illustrations relating to furnaces. Engraved by I. Taylor.

To view more prints in this series, visit our website.

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