Dudley Adams

Made:
1796-1826 in City of London
maker:
Unattributed

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Engraving, trade card of Dudley Adams, 60 Fleet Street London. [c1800]. 39x24.5cm to platemark. Advertising a wide range of optical, philosophical and mathematical instruments, astronomical instruments etc including demonstration pieces; terrestrial globe, air-pump, surveyor's level, forestaff, universal ring dial, protractor, waywiser, astronomical quadranton stand, azimuth compass, drawing instruments in case, Gunter's quadrant, military surveyor's gniometer, nocturnal, horizontal dial, level, backstaff, alidade and plane table, orrery, armillary sphere. Cartouche of patronage by King George III, below; portrait of Tycho Brahe, top (family firm began at TB's Head, 1735; Dudley continued it, 1795-1821). In frame 55x40x1.5cm. (16"x 10 1/2") (Calv. 5).

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1934-103
Measurements:
overall: 406 mm x 270 mm
platemark: 390 x 245 mm
type:
trade card and engraving
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • advertising card
credit:
Donated by Mr Thomas H. Court (Court Collection)