• Creator
  • Frost, Isaac; W. P. Chubb & Son
  • Created Date
  • 1846
  • Publisher
  • George Baxter
  • Description
  • A series of six oil color prints, celestial charts engraved in tones of blue, white, yellow, and green, intended to demonstrate that the earth is at the center of the universe, based on planetary charts drawn by Isaac Frost. They were printed by George Baxter, who employed his innovative oil color printing technique that permitted subtle gradations for a glowing effect and engraved by Chubb & Son, London. Isaac Frost was a scientist and promin... more
    A series of six oil color prints, celestial charts engraved in tones of blue, white, yellow, and green, intended to demonstrate that the earth is at the center of the universe, based on planetary charts drawn by Isaac Frost. They were printed by George Baxter, who employed his innovative oil color printing technique that permitted subtle gradations for a glowing effect and engraved by Chubb & Son, London. Isaac Frost was a scientist and prominent member of the the religious sect known as "Muggletonians" in the mid 19th Century, who was instrumental in the refinement of the Muggletonian's astronomical theory, as represented on these prints. Each sheet individually titled, they were originally published under the title "Two Systems of Astronomy", 1846 and were likely circulated only to members of the sect. George Baxter was a London printer who developed and patented an unusual method of printing using oil pigments. His works are rare, because although the graduations of color produced are quite beautiful, the process was too expensive to sustain commercial manufacture. Some plates includes text. See note field above. less