Thomas Wright's trade card, instrument maker, early 18th century.

 
Thomas Wright's trade card, instrument maker, early 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
27cm
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm

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Engraving with lettering below, showing an orrery and globe surrounded by an ornamental arch and various mathematical instruments. Thomas Wright (d 1767) was a London instrument maker, and his card states that he is the mathematical instrument-maker to His Royal Highnes George, Prince of Wales, making and selling 'all sorts of mathematical instruments for sea and land according to the best and latest improvements'.

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