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Plate of Noah's Ark...



Item # 674997
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 the left side but no print loss).
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.
Both plates called for is present, the other being a foldout of "Marco, a Lion in the Tower."
Complete in 48 pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, 5 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice 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.

Item from Catalog 309 (released for August, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's