|Method||Etching and engraving|
|Published||[London: John Hinton, 1747]|
|Dimensions||189 x 228 mm|
A depiction of a chemistry lab. Various glass flasks bubble away, while taxidermy snakes, fish and reptiles hang from the ceiling. An elderly chemistry master sits to the centre, brandishing his walking cane toward a surly looking apprentice. Apparatus numbered and lettered. From 'The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure' published in London by John Hinton and later by William Bent on a monthly basis between 1747 and 1814.
John Hinton (fl.1747-1779) was an English engraver, printer, and publisher, best known as the general editor and publisher of the 'Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure' and its various supplements. 'The Universal Magazine' was published in London by Hinton, and later William Bent, on a monthly basis between 1747 and 1814. It collected together entries and numerous illustrations on a diverse range of topics, including history, geography, mathematics, philosophy, poetry, gardening, natural history, medicine, and biography.
Condition: Vertical centre folds, as issued. Time toned. Tape yellowing to top margin.