A Splendid Group of Eight Framed Early 19thC Anatomical Copper Plate Engravings; The New Cyclopaedia, London c.1802-08

£980.00
Origin: English
Period: Regency
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1802-08
In Frames: 13.75” wide x 17.75” high each
The Plates: 8.5” wide x 11” high each

In portrait form, the framed and glazed single copper engraved plates, each numbered and annotated, and taken from A The New Cyclopaedia, London 1802-1820, engraved by Thomas Miton, depicting various muscle and bone groups of the human anatomy and surviving from Regency period England.

There is some discoloration and foxing to many of the group, please see the photographs for a visual reference. The diagrams and annotations remain in tact so this only serves in adding some more character. The frames are late 20thC in stained pine and in very good order, with a few scuffs here and there.

The eight plates offered, which span the years 1802-08 are as follows:

-    Plate 1 of Cranium, Anatomy, Osteology, Cranium; Georgian Female, Turk, Negro, Clamuck, Caribs, published as the act directs Sept 1st, 1807, by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Paternoster Row

-    Plate VIII, Anatomy, Myology, published as the act directs May 1st 1804 by Longman & Rees, Paternoster Row, Milton fculp.

-    Plate X, Anatomy, Myology, published as the act directs June 1st 1803 by Longman & Rees, Paternoster Row, Milton fculp.

-    Plate XII, Anatomy, Myology, published as the act directs Sept 1st 1802 by Longman & Rees, Paternoster Row, Milton fculp.

-    Plate XIV, Anatomy, Myology, published as the act directs May 1st 1803 by Longman & Rees, Paternoster Row, Milton fculp.

-    Plate XVI, Anatomy, Myology, published as the act directs December 7th 1805 by Longman & Rees, Paternoster Row, Milton fculp.

-    Plate XVI, Anatomy, Myology, published as the act directs November 1st 1804, by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Paternoster Row

-    Plate XVIII, Anatomy, Myology, published as the act directs Jan 1st 1808, by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Paternoster Row

The first part of the New Cyclopeadia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences together with the subjects of Biography, Geography, and History, was issued on 2 Jan. 1802, and the work was completed in August 1820. The parts were issued at irregular intervals, two parts constituting a volume.

Thomas Milton (1743 – 1827) was an English engraver and was a son of John Milton (fl. 1770), the marine painter, and was also descended from a brother of the poet John Milton. From the character of his plates it seems probable that Milton was a pupil of William Woollett, and he is said to have practised for some time in London, but nothing is known of the work of his early life. He was living in Dublin in 1783, but had returned to London by 1786. Milton was a governor of the short-lived Society of Engravers founded in 1803. He died at Bristol on 27 February 1827.

A smart and attractive group that will give instant anatomical inspired hubris to any deserving wall space.

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