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A female figure with a vacuum pump; representing physics. Etching by C.L. de Lingée after C-N. Cochin the younger, c. 1773.

  • Cochin, Charles Nicolas, 1715-1790.
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Cochin, loc. cit., describes the apparatus as "la machine pneumatique ... la boussole, le barometre, la machine de Papin &c.". A bird can be seen dying in the vacuum jar as the woman pumps out the air with a foot pump

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 16.7 x 9.7 cm

Lettering

La physique. C.N. Cochin filius inv. C.L. Lingée sculp.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25689i

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  • French


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