Title page

John Wilkes, of Milland House1810/1829

Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA, United States

In the era of Enlightenment, books of knowledge, like Encyclopaedia Londinensis, took on a new importance and prominence in the scope of publishing. Organized by printer, bookseller, and stationer John Wilkes (1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex), this work reflects his experience as a newspaper proprietor. Fine artists were employed to draw allegorical prints to embellish the volumes. Though Wilkes died in 1810, publication of the Encyclopaedia continued until around 1829 in London.


Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Google apps