'Whetting the Glow', 1709.

'Whetting the Glow', 1709.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm


'Befeuchtet zu Leuchten'. Engraving isued in Nuremberg, Germany in 1709 showing oil being added to a lamp to replenish the light. From a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton.

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