'Seed-driller', late 18th century.
2 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

'Seed-driller', late 18th century.

Deseve

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

'Semoir' ('Seed plough'); engraving by Deseve after Deguignes, from a book on China, showing two Chinese farm workers using a drilling tool to sow rows of seeds. One of eleven engravings from the book, which includes both industrial and waterway scenes.
 

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