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'Diagram of Natural Phenomena', c 1850.

Emslie, John

'Diagram of Natural Phenomena', c 1850.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Geological diagram showing the principal causes of geological changes on the Earth's surface, identified by a key beneath the illustration. One of a selection of 44 scientific teaching diagrams, drawn and engraved by John Emslie on geology, geography, astronomy and natural philosophy. This hand-coloured engraved plate is taken from a series published and probably written by James Reynolds of 174 Strand in London in 1850-1860 in response to the popular demand for information on the developments taking place in science and engineering as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Superbly illustrated images with a related text were presented loose in a portfolio so that they could be pased around a clas or lecture room or used as posters.

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