Las invenciones modernas.
1754 (undated) 6 x 5 in (15.24 x 12.7 cm)
This is a lovely 1754 illustration of Modern Inventions by Gabriel Ramirez. The chart includes three figures, representing new and 'modern' inventions of the time. The first figure is that of a pendulum, the second appears to be a kind of fountain, while the third appears to be a thermometer. Originally prepared in French by Abbot M. Pluche and translated into Castilian Spanish for publication in Volume VII, Part 4 of D. Gabriel Ramirez's Espectaculo de la Naturaleza, O Conversaciones a Cerca de Las Particularidades de la Historia Natural.
Ramirez, G., Espectaculo de la Naturaleza, O Conversaciones a Cerca de Las Particularidades de la Historia Natural, Volume 7, Part 2, 1754.
Very good. Original platemarks visible. Blank on verso.