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Full page engraving of the King's heart... Much on the situation in America...
Item # 617539 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1762 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a nice, detailed engraving of the heart of George II, the late king of England who recently died. As the magazine describes it as: "...an anatomical representation of the Heart of his late Majesty, as it appeared upon opening his Body, in the presence of his Majesty's Physicians, elegantly engraved on Copper-Plate..." . This full page plate is in red ink (see photo). Also, this issue contains Dr. Nicholl's account of the circumstances attending the death of his late majesty with another wonderfully detailed description of the circumstances of the king's death, and the autopsy (see for portions).
There are 4 pages taken up with: "A View of the West Indian and North American Trades" which has much concerning the French & Indian War & its related affects on America.
The other plate called for is lacking.
Complete in 48 pages measuring 5 1/2 by 9 inches with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. This is untrimmed and in nice condition.
A very nice French & Indian War era magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. 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