Microscopes Telescopes science 1754 Thomas Jefferys lot of 8 old engraved printsAntiqueMapsPrints.com
(Telescopes- vision- microscopes- catoptric- double reflecting- Mr.s Watson's pocket microscope- Ascough's single and compound microscope)
Issued 1754, London. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys [1710-1771].
Charming small lot of eight different mid-18th century engraved topical prints by this famous engraver better known for his work as a map engraver. Jefferys was Geographer to his Royal Higness Prince of Wales.
Interesting lot related to the theme of scientific observation.Priced at a modest $32 per print.
Prints show clear signs of their age, light overall toning, smudging or spotting as clearly visible in scans, but still pleasing and of historical interest.
Each sheet measures c. 8" x 5" .
Printed area measures c. 7 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v.2, p. 433-5.