Collection of 43 engraved plates by Benjamin Martin: optics, astronomy, horology, magnetism (circa 1750)
Stock Number: 004
A large collection of finely engraved plates from a work by Benjamin Martin, showing a wide range of subjects, amongst them the air pump, a hydrostatic balance, planetary systems, diving apparatus, optics, clockwork mechanisms, and a Newcomen engine.
Most 225 x 195; some 305 x 255 mm
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
Condition: good but see photographs; the paper is thin so there is occasional damage/wear along the folds; generally clean and free from spotting.