Reference numberMS/62
TitleThe Marine Atlas by Thomas South. A New Invention for the Preservation of Ships and Security of Mariners. Humbly offered to the Public in its unfinished state, as an Excitement to Industry and Ingenuity
Description Dedicated to Dr Blagden, Secretary to the Royal Society, 12 December 1786. There are documents at the end of this volume proving that the author had a claim to the prior invention of a material for making flexible air vesels, as applicable to nautical purposes. A French memoir on the same subject, as well as a specimen of the material, are inserted.
1. Title page
2. pages i-vii, Epistle Dedicatory to Dr Blagden, by way of preface
3. page ix Secondary Title Page
4. following page ix 'Memoire sur un moyen nouveau de relever un vaisseau submerge. Par Messieurs Hoffmann, Baily de Beufeld, et do Marin...Paris le 24 Septembre 1784'. 8vo pp 9 and a sheet of figures. Facsimile reproduction throughout, except the figures.
5. following page 9 a piece of waterproofed sailcloth
6. Two unnumbered leaves by way of a further Title Page
7. pages 1-94 Text
8. page 195 Title Page to the Appendix 'containing a Cloud of Evidence to demonstrate that this Discovery originated in England long before M. Mongolfier's Aerostats were exhibited in the Neighbouring Kingdom; and must consequently have been prior to any Idea conceived by Messieurs Hoffmann and Mann the Authors of the French Publication hereunto annexed' as follows;
a. pages 197-202 Letter from Ryland R at Versailles on 19 September 1783 to T South
b. pages 203-4 Letter from R Ryland at London on 16 October 1783 to T South
c. pages 205-8 Letter from R Satcher at Patching near Arundel, no date, to T South
d. pages 209-210 Declaration by Vernon Sadleir dated 31 August 1786
e. pages 211-214 Affidavit by Richard Ryland dated London 24 November 1786
f. pages 215-217 Affidavit by John Russell dated 12 September 1786
g. page 218 Affidavit by Thomas Banting, John Whicher and Thomas Holmes dated 12 September 1786
h. pages 219-220 Affidavit by Christopher Fisher dated 12 September 1786
i. page 220 Affidavit by another
j. pages 226-227 Index to the work
Extent1 volume, MS Large
Physical descriptionPaper, size 15 x 10.5 inches, 97 ff of text
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8132Blagden; Sir; Charles (1748 - 1820); physician1748 - 1820
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