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William Penn lays out the city of Philadelphia...

Item # 644381 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1736

* Early Philadelphia, Pennsylvania report
* William Penn lays out the city of Philadelphia

One of the nicer reports in this issue under: "Cardinal Richlieu's Advice to Lewis XIII" is considerable test concerning the American Colonies which has much on the layout and growth of Philadelphia which includes the text, "Mr. Penn a Greater Benefactor to the Poor than Guy or Sutton", and then later, "His Plan of Philadelphia" which continues: "...he, forseeing the good effects of justice, liberty & wise regulations undertook to people the province of Pennsylvania where he laid out the city of Philadelphia & form'd the plan to admit of great increase He chose a situation between two navigable rivers & designed a town in form of an oblong square...He left proper spaces or markets, parades, keys, wharfs...In the province their is now 80,000 inhabitants, and in the town of Philadelphia a great number of houses..." with more (see photos). Early item on this historic, colonial town! This same article also has much on George which includes: "The Colony of Georgia, A Charitable Benediction of Heaven", with more.

Other coverage includes: "The Deposing Power of the Pope Prov'd", "Of Purgatory, Indulgence, and Celebacy", "Hunters Compar'd to Canibals", "Cardinal Richlieu's Advice to Louis XIII", "Inventions to be Improv'd", "Chinese Art of Tickling the Ear", "Scheme for an Army of Wax" & more.

Complete in 56 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition. This is from just the sixth year of this magazine's existence & before any maps or plates were included.

Nice to have such an early issue of this very famous magazine, the very first publication to use the word "magazine" in the title. This was a very successful title which published from 1731 through 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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