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Terrific 18th century ship illustration...
Item # 640456 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War", with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor". The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well as 17 other features which are listed alphabetically from A to R. A terrific plate for display for any naval history collector, measuring (with the margins), about 8 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches.
Other items in this issue include: "Description of the Cumberland Coast" which includes a small illustration: "View of Mount Skiddow & the Neighbouring Fells..." (see); an article print with illustration of "...the Roman Bridge in France called Pont St. Esprit..." and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including a case of slander in Massachusetts (see).
Lacking are two other plates called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches with wide untrimmed margins, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, great condition.
A very nice magazine from the "mother country" before the French & Indian War 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