Engravings from Schem. 4 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon.…
- Goodness, poverty, middle age, youth. Who makes of it misfortune or happiness.
- 1760 – 1800
This etching by Francesco Pedro, for Nicollo Cavalli of Venice, reproduces a painting by Francesco Maggiotto. The scene shows four individuals in a humble workroom, gathered around a brazier full of coals. The central…
Wonder, curiosity, and deep thought: the audience in this mezzotint, after a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, models a range of possible responses to science. At center, a brass orrery--a device used to model the…
Palmer's New Catalogue, with Three Hundred Engravings of Apparatus, Illustrative of Chemistry, Pneumatics, Frictional and Voltaic Electricity, Electro Magnetism, Optics, &c.