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Much like Ben Franklin's kite experiment... Map of the Caribbean...
Item # 569457
August 1, 1756
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756 The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes..." (see). This map folds out to measure 8 1/2 by 14 inches and is in very nice, clean condition with several folds and one crease, neither distracting. This map is rarely found within the issue; more typically removed years ago.
Further inside the issue is a very detailed 2 1/2 pg. article on: "A Paper Kite Electrified by a Storm", by M. de Romas, being an experiment very much like Ben Franklin's a bit earlier. Indeed, a footnote includes: "M. de Romas has been satisfied...that Mr. Franklin had made trial of a kite some time before in Pennsylvania, the result where is therein described, see vol. xxii, pg. 560, which indeed was far less extraordinary than that at Nerac..." with more about the difference between this experiment and Franklin's (see).
Another full pg. is taken up with: "...the following table of names of numbers of several Indian nations..." (see).
Near the back are a few items concerning the French & Indian War.
Complete in 48 pages, full title/index page, measures 5 by 8 inches, in great condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's