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Map of Genoa, Italy... Ben Franklin...



Item # 579991
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1747  Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Molly Baker" (see hyperlink) To date, this is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine, and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed via the Franklin Papers, Yale University.
Nearly five pages are taken up with an: "Account of the Behaviour and Execution of the late Lord Lovat & some Further Particulars of his Life". Included are the details of his execution on Tower Hill (see). Lovat was involved in the Jacobite Rebellion.
The called for map/plate: "A South View of The City of Genoa" is present (see). Relating to this print is over four pages taken up with: "A Particular Account of the Insurrection of Genoa...". Further on is: "Further Particulars of the Revolution in Genoa...".
Two pages are taken up with a: "List of Ships Taken on both Sides", including several which were bound to or from the North America & the West Indies.
An article includes an interesting illustration as it describes a: "Method to Warm Rooms by the Steam of Boiling Water" is much like present-day hot water heating systems (see).
Nearly 3 pages are taken up with: "An Account of a Description of Iceland and Groenland" (see for portions).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is an article beginning; "Lord Loval was beheaded on Tower Hill. Just before he came from the Tower..." (see).
Lacking the back leaf which was inconsequential in terms of content, full title/contents page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Light toning, a bit of minor chipping at the margins, generally good. The plate of Genoa is the only plate called for & folds out to measure 8 by 15 inches with several creases.
 

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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