One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Ann Gunn examines the plates for the Encyclopaedia, the sources Andrew Bell used, and the importance he accorded the illustrations as an integral part of the publication.

One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

About One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Andrew Bell (1725/6-1809) is best known as co-founder and co-publisher with Colin Macfarquhar of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, but he was also the sole provider of images for the earliest editions. Ann Gunn examines the plates for the Encyclopaedia, the sources Bell used, and the importance he accorded the illustrations as an integral part of the publication.

Ann Gunn, Senior Lecturer and Director, Museum and Gallery Studies, has taught at St Andrews University since 1997. She is author of The Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, a complete catalogue (2007). Her most recent publication is The Prints of Paul Sandby (1731-1809): A Catalogue Raisonné (2015). And her most recent project is a research workshop project funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Printmaking in Scotland in the 18th century.

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