Begin with sense, of ev'ry art the soul, parts answ'ring parts shall slide into a whole


Begin with sense, of ev'ry art the soul, parts answ'ring parts shall slide into a whole

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Title:
Begin with sense, of ev'ry art the soul, parts answ'ring parts shall slide into a whole
Description:
In a number of ancient cultures, weather was believed to have been controlled by deities, which allowed these groups to cope with natural phenomena. With the 17th-century European Enlightenment, scientific explanation and reason combined with religious belief to create a revolutionary worldview that expanded this principle. This 1751 print illustrates that transition. Environmental conditions and seasonal change were long thought to influence health and disease. Here, the Greek god of medicine Asclepius lays aside his staff to consult a barometer – a modern instrument that recorded atmospheric pressure, while a farmer looks to the heavens and laments his deceased cow.
Artist:
Wale, Samuel, -1786
Engraver:
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810
Name on Item:
S. Wale delint. ; C. Grignion sculp.
Date:
1751
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Enlightenment
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744
Publisher:
London : E. Cave
Notes:
Frontispiece from The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. XXI.
Extent:
1 print ; 17 x 11 cm, on sheet 23 x 15 cm
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_015947
Terms of Use:
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