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Wisdom shows Britannia the measurements of the globe; figures representing other continents stand watching. Engraving by W. Swift after W.M. Craig.

Craig, W. M. approximately 1765-approximately 1834.

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Next to Wisdom is a putto with a ship's mast, representing navigation. Britannia holds a sprig in her hand; a lion sits behind her. Two broken-off ivory tusks lie on the ground

Publication/Creation

London (17, Paternoster Row) : Thos. Kelly.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching ; image 19.2 x 15.2 cm

Lettering

Frontispiece. Wisdom aided by the genius of navigation, and surrounded by emblematical figures of the four quarters of the globe, displaying to Britannia the geographical system of the universe. Drawn by W.M. Craig. Engraved by W. Swift

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25918i

Languages

  • English



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