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A Description of the Habits of many Countries in the World

A Description of the Habits of many Countries in the World

Engraver: Parr

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1740

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVII

Item number: number 41-2

Length: 37.2

Width: 22.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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A pamphlet which was printed on the frozen River Thames, in January 1740. During the eighteenth century, the River Thames froze over several times and its surface was solid enough to walk on. Great fairs, known as 'Frost Fairs' were held. This pamphlet illustrates the costumes of a variety of people of other cultures such as Chinese, Mogul, Turk, Persian, Muscovite, Virginian Indian. Although London, was a great port with overseas trade, it was unlikely that many Londoners would have ever travelled beyond their own shores.

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