The coolest part of this frontispiece is at the bottom,
“Printed by Thomas Hodgkin, and Sold by William Whitwood at
the Golden Dragon in West-Smithfield, next the Crown Tavern.
This was the same year that The Royal Society of London published
Isaac Newton’s Principia, in which Newton describes his theory of
universal gravitation, explains the laws of mechanics and gives a
formula for the speed of sound. This earthquake called Principia
creates a tidal wave of changes in thought, significantly accelerating
the scientific revolution by providing new intellectual tools of logic.
The Principia is the foundation of modern physics. You go, Isaac.