Lot 251

Frost (Isaac, after) & Clubb (W. P., engraver)

A set of six celestial charts from Two Systems of Astronomy, plate n. 1, 3, 6-7, and 9-10, engravings, printed in oil colour, staining, (255 x 318 mm.), George Baxter, 1846 (6)

*** The Muggletonians were a small Protestant sect founded in the 17th century that objected to modern science, particularly heliocentric astronomy and Newtonian physics. Plates 7, 9 and 10 depict the solar system from the point of view of the Holy Scriptures; plates 1, 3 and 6 the opposing view of Newton.

Estimate: £150-£200