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Nice map of St. Petersburg...

Item # 640492
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749  Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with it's Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches. There is a related article as well: "References to the Principal Buildings of St. Petersburg".
Other interesting items within: "Consequences of Relaxing the Laws against Suicide" "Description & Use of a New Electrometer" with an illustration; "Description of a New Water Bellows" "Different Crocodiles" is concerning this animal in Georgia which also mentions Oglethorpe.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has a report datelined from Boston, July 10, concerning events in Nova Scotia and Louisbourg (see).
Two other plates noted in the table of contents are lacking.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches with wide, untrimmed margins, full title/contents page,  very nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War 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.

Item from Catalog 272 (released for July, 2018)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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