Isaac Newton [facsimile signature.]
Stipple with very large margins. Plate 172 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
Isaac Newton (1642-1727) the English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian. His monograph 'Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica', published in 1687, lay the foundations for most of classical mechanics, in which he described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes'.
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