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Plate of Noah's Ark...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is likely the very interesting foldout plate headed: "A View and Plan of Noah's Ark", showing a cross-section view with the various compartments and the animals in them. This plate folds out to measures 9 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches (slight close-trimming loss to a lower corner of this print: see). There is related text as well, titled: "The Explanation of the Plate of Noah's Ark" which includes a chart of the animals included, plus: "What Provisions for the Carnivorous Animals in the Ark", and more.
Among the other articles within are: "On the Construction of Fire Works" "Of the Ancient Galleys" which includes 3 engravings of early ships, plus other items.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has news reports of the day.
Only one of the plates called for are present.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, bit of period doodling to the title page, generally good condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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