1807 Copper Engraving Soil Analysis Implement Farming Tools Agriculture Art TCF2


"Apparatus for Analyzing Soils"

This is an original 1807 black and white copper engraving of a Retort (fig. 1), funnels used for filtering soil samples (figs. B and B), an Argand's lamp (fig. E), parts of the apparatus used to measure the quantity of elastic fluid in calcareous soils (figs. F, G, H, and K), a graduated measure (fig. I), a stand for the Argand's lamp (fig. L), assorted bottles containing various reactant chemicals (figs. M, N, O, P, Q, R, and S).


This 206+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate foxing and aging. Moderate creasing. Some light surface rub.

  • Product Type: Original Copper Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 10.5 inches; 20 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is excited to present the second collection of copper engravings from 1807 of antique farm machinery, livestock, farm buildings, and land management practices from the early 19th century. To continue "plowing" through this rare collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Reproductive art by C. Blunt.

Keywords specific to this image: Farm, Science, Chemistry