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Item # 643503 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758  The prime features of this issue are the two maps, one being a full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Duseldorp..." (see), and the other a foldout map measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches titled "A Complete Chart of the Coast of France from Ostend, to Cape Finisterra, including the Opposite Coast of the British Channel" which shows the southern coast of England, from Land's End to Rochester. Also a bit of Ireland and the northern coast of Spain (see).
One of the articles: "The Best Way of Constructing the Arches of Bridges" includes a nice print of a bridge arch (see).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news events of the day, mostly European
Other articles of interest include: "Ludicrous Account of the Antiquities of Wheatfield" "Customs of the Ancient Scots"  "Method of Making Ultramarine" and more
This issue is complete with both of the plates called for.
Complete in 46 pages, measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches with a full title/index page which includes an engraving of St. John's Gate. Very nice condition.
A very nice magazine from during the French & Indian War 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

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