Print (Engraving) Walter Blith and Tools for Trenching and Draining Land, from Blith's The English Improver Improved, Published by John Wright, London, 1653
|Inventory Number:|| 14003|
|Object Type:|| print|
Walter Blith (Author)|
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Subject Classification(s):||Surveying Prints Collection|
|Brief Description:||Illustration from Walter Blith's "The English Improver Improved" or "The Survey of Husbandry Surveyed" with portrait of Blith, tools for draining and trenching land and man using water level in top right corner.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||The Plaine Levell with plaine sightes very usefull.
The water Levell with Brass sights as it stands a workeing which sights sights are moveable being put upon the Levell with soft wax.
The semy circle set upon a perfect square and the plumet hanging perpendicular giveth from the sights taken either way a true Levell.
The water Levell standard bearer.
The levell Barrell bored hollow as a silinder.
The twoo brass sights being moveable & to be caried in a box till used.
Pencil annotation to mount: From Walter Blith, The English Improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed, London, 1653 (? & other eds.) ?by Faithorne.
Annotations to verso: in pencil "Faithorne fecit". In pen "Blyth", "Blagrave".|
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