DescriptionA SET OF FOUR BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL PLATES BY ANDREW BELL
Labeled: A. Bell or alternately A. Bell Prin. Wal. Sculptor fecit [engraver to the Prince of Wales]
9 x 6-1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. EDMUND P. PILLSBURY.
Andrew Bell was a well-regarded Scottish engraver whose specialty was natural history and medical illustration engraving. He was the first Scottish engraver to practice aquatint. In 1793, inspired by the work of Diderot in France, Bell co-founded the Encyclopedia Britannica in England. These four consecutively numbered plates are of the scale and type consistent with the plates which accompanied the 1797 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Very good condition. Unframed
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