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Item # 575295
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1747

* Map of "Breda", The Netherlands
* Describing Madras, India
* Torture device print

Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of Breda with Adjacent Countries...". Breda is part of present-day The Netherlands. The map includes much detail (see photos), folds out to measure 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches, and is in very nice condition.

One page has an interesting engraving of: "...a cruel machine...supposed to be made use of by the rebels to extort confession..." with the text going on to describe its use (see photos).
Another page has a print of: "...a Stone found in Cast Steeds Garden..." with an inscription (see photos).

Another page is taken up with: "A Succinct Account of the City of Madrass and Fort St. George" in India, which is early account of this part of the world (see for portions).

A full page is taken up with: "Ships taken by the French & Spaniards" and another page with: "Ships Taken by the English". In both cases are mentions of ships bound to or from the American colonies.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is an: "Extract of a Letter from Charles-Town [Charleston]" which includes: "...greatest news we have is relating to a very potent nation, the Creek Indians, bounding on the French settlements near Florida..." with more (see photos).

Complete in 54 pages with full title/contents page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. This title/contents page has a disfiguring library stamp at the bottom, and some dirtiness and foxing along with discrete archival mends at the spine.  Measures 5 by 8 inches.
A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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