'Two sorts of fire-balls for the water', 16

'Two sorts of fire-balls for the water', 16
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

Two sorts of fire-balls for the water', 1635. Engraved plate taken from John Bate's 'The Mysteries of Nature and Art' (1635), showing two types of firework designed for use on water. This heavily illustrated book contains the earliest British representation of a kite (and one of the earliest in Europe), and was one of the first British publications to have a complete section on fireworks. It details such diverse subjects as water works and drawing and painting, and features an early illustration of a zoetrope.

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