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John Whitehurst FRS


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Antique print


John Whitehurst FRS (1713-1788) was a clockmaker and scientist, and made significant early contributions to geology. He was an influential member of the Lunar Society. Frontispiece to Whitehurst's 'An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth; Deduced from Facts and the Laws of Nature'. Light foxing and soiling to margins. Sheet trimmed.

Additional Information

artist J Hall after Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797)
method Stipple engraving
date C1785
size 95mm by 80mm (oval)
SKU PT8602