Pl155 Science Technology System Pneumatics Doctrine Wind Air 1788 Antique Print
Plate 155 Science Technology System Pneumatics, or the Doctrine of Wind & Air Wilson Lowry 1788
Features Air Pump, Wind-Gun,Wind-mill,Anemometer (an instrument for measuring the speed of the wind, or of any current of gas), Barometer...
Genuine antique copper-plate engraving by Wilson Lowry (1762-1824) for "Cyclopedia of Arts and sciences. On An entre new and Improved Plan..."
Published "according to Act of Parliament Alexander Hogg, at the KingsArms No16 Paternoster Row" circa 1788
Condition: Excellent printed on hand-made "laid paper" with complete plate-mark 230 x 375mm.
Wilson Lowry was a line engraver of scientific and technical illustrations, architectural views, landscapes, and portraits by contemporaries and his own design. Born in Whitechapel, Cumberland he was apprenticed to an engraver called Ross in Worcester, movingto London in 1780. He is credited with inventing a device for 'hatching' on plates and was one of the earlest to tackle the hard steel plate engraving, the harder metal required for the increased demand on the printing presses in the 1820's.