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Louis Figuier Gallery

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Choose from 37 pictures in our Louis Figuier collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, demonstrating his electric pile (battery), c1800 (c1870) Featured Print

Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, demonstrating his electric pile (battery), c1800 (c1870)

Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, demonstrating his electric pile (battery), c1800 (c1870). Volta's (1745-1827) voltaic pile, an early form of battery, was the first source of current electricity. It consisted of two different metals, separated by chemicals in order to enable a flow of electricity. In 1775, he invented the electrophorus, a precursor of the induction machine, and in 1777 he invented an inflammable air electric pistol. The unit of electromotive force volt is named after him. From Les Merveilles de la Science by Louis Figuier. (Paris, c1870). (Colorised black and white print)

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Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French astronomer and mathematician, in Finland, 1736, (1874) Featured Print

Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French astronomer and mathematician, in Finland, 1736, (1874)

Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French astronomer and mathematician, in Finland, 1736, (1874). In 1736 Maupertuis (1698-1759) led an expedition to Lapland to measure the length of a degree along the meridian. The expedition included the French mathematicians Alexis Claude Clairault (1713-1765) and Charles Etienne Louis Camus (1699-1768). They set up their headquarters at Torino in Northern Finland. In summer they were plagued by insects and in winter suffered from the cold. From Vies des Savants Illustres du XVIIIe Siecle by Louis Figuier. (Paris, 1874)

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Denis Papin, French physicist, 1870 Featured Print

Denis Papin, French physicist, 1870

Denis Papin, French physicist, 1870. In 1675, Papin (1647-1712) went to London where he worked with Robert Boyle and invented the forerunner to the pressure cooker, the steam digester, which was used to soften bones. He also made a working model of an atmospheric condensing steam engine which was later developed by both Thomas Newcomen and James Watt. Among the items at the bottom of the picture are his digester, left, and his steam engine, centre. From Vies des Savant Illustres by Louis Figuier. (Paris, 1870)

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