|Method||Steel engraved with hand colour|
|Published||Engraved by W. Lowry, for Crabb's Technological Dictionary - Pubd. by Baldwin, Cradock & Joy. June 1822.|
|Dimensions||220 x 405 mm|
A pair of celestial hemispheres, northern and southern, engraved by Lowry for George Crabb's Universal Technological Dictionary. The constellations are shown pictorially and labelled with their Latin titles, and with principal stars given alphanumeric labels in Greek letters.
George Crabb (1778-1851) was a British author and lawyer, best known in general readership as an author of historical, mythological, linguistic, and technological dictionaries.
Wilson Lowry (1762-1824) was an English engraver. Though he originally worked for John Boydell, and produced plates for many different publications, particularly scientific and mechanical works, he is perhaps more significantly remembered as the inventor of a number of ingenious printmaking tools, as well as having been the first engraver to make use of diamond tipped cutters and corrosive solutions for biting steel plates. His son, Joseph Wilson Lowry, was a prolific map engraver.
Condition: Central vertical fold, as issued. Time toning to edges of sheet. Mounted in a double aperture mount.