Title engraved below image. Title from Paulson: Hudibras and Sidrophel. State, publisher, and date from Paulson. Caption below image on either side of title, begins: "Quoth he, this scheme o' th' heav'ns set, discovers how in fight you met ..." Numbered "8" in upper right corner.
Hudibras confronts the astrologer Sidrophel in an apothecary's laboratory; on his desk is a globe, an ink well with quill pen, a book and sheets of paper with a horoscope; from the ceiling and wall hang a stuffed crocodile (from which hangs a shell-shaped lantern with a high flame), swordfish, turtle, a bat, frogs, a snake, and other creatures; to left, a cupboard door is open to reveal a skeleton with an owl on its shoulder; on the floor, are a glass jar containing a homunculus or foetus, another globe decorated with the signs of the Zodiac, various scientific instruments including a telescope, a quadrant and plumb line, and a cat and a mouse-trap. Sidrophel has an amulet around his neck, "Homo sacarus museo Cherubozca".
Great Britain--History--Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660--Humor--Early works to 1800.
Butler, Samuel,--1612-1680.--Hudibras--Illustrations. Cooper, John, fl. 1726-1737, publisher. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Overton, Philip, -1751, publisher. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Sotheby, Frederick Edward,--1837-1909--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Book illustrations. Engravings--England--London--1726. Etchings--England--London--1726. Satires (Visual works)--England--1726.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 1, no. 511 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 89 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 80
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