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A New Cometarium Improved by B.M.
A New Cometarium Improved by B.M.
[Benjamin Martin.]
[London 1755.]
Engraving with hand colour, in mount. 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾"). Small margins.
A Cometarium, showing the motion of a comet on its path around the sun, designed by Benjamin Martin (c.1705-82), a ploughboy turned instrument maker. Published in the 'General Magazine of Arts and Sciences', which became 'Martin's Magazine' when he took it over in 1755.
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The Limits of Solar and Lunar Eclipses.
The Limits of Solar and Lunar Eclipses. Plate XVII
[Benjamin Martin.]
[London 1755.]
Engraving with hand colour, in mount, pt 18th century watermark. 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾"). Bits of paper stuck on right.
A diagram of Eclipses, drawn by Benjamin Martin (c.1705-82), a ploughboy turned instrument maker. Published in the 'General Magazine of Arts and Sciences', which became 'Martin's Magazine' when he took it over in 1755.
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[Frontis to 'Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, a dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature...'].
[Frontis to 'Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, a dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature...'].
Le Clerc pinxt. A.Bell Prin Wal. Sculptor Auxit et exornavit.
[n.d., c.1797.]
Engraving, sheet 220 x 350mm. 8¾ x 13¾". Trimmed within plate. Creasing.
Figures engaged busily in feats of human endeavour, emblematic of science, art, painting, anatomy, medicine, music, geometry, history, figure sculpture, architecture, a magic lantern in the left foreground. In the background there is Moses with the Ten Commandments, the pyramids, and Adam and Eve with animals. Overhead is a balloon with gondola oars and two people. An amalgamation of a 1698 engraving by Sébastien Le Clerc 'L'Académie des Sciences et des Beaux-Arts' and some religious imagery. Frontis for an edition of Matthew Flinders's (1774-1814) 'Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, a dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature...'
See BL 001571943.
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