London Published Oct. 21. 1809, by J. Wilkes.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 165 x 109mm. 6¼ x 4¼".
Hippocrates (c.460 BC - c.380 BC), Greek physician, teacher, and 'the father of medicine'. He searched for rational explanations to illness rather than religious or magical ones, founded a school in Cos and (allegedly) wrote an ethical oath that is still taken today by medical practitioners. 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'.
See Ref: 9568 for colour printed version. W: 1403-18.
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