Lot 4
  • 4

Frost, Isaac (after) 

Estimate
2,500 - 3,500 USD
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Description

  • Set of Six Muggletonian Astronomical Prints from Two Systems of Astronomy. London: George Baxter, 1846
  • paper, ink
6 engravings printed in colors (each approximately 10 x 12 1/2 in.; 255 x 315 mm), plates 1 (The Newtonian System of the Universe), 3 (The Newtonian System), 6 (The Newtonian System), 7 (System According to the Holy Scriptures), 9 (System According to the Holy Scriptures) and 10 (Night - System According to the Holy Scriptures), engraved by Clubb & Son, printed by G. Baxter. Some minor wear and light browning to edges. Framed and glazed. 

Catalogue Note

A series of six astronomical engravings in tones of blue, white, yellow, and green, intended to demonstrate the geocentric model of the universe, based on planetary charts drawn by Isaac Frost, an artist and scientist associated with a Victorian sect known as the Muggletonians. They were engraved by Chubb & Son, London, and printed by George Baxter, who employed his innovative oil color printing technique that permitted subtle gradations and seamless transitions between colors for a glowing effect.
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