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Item # 652420 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1763  This issue contains one of the more significant documents of the 18th century, being "The Definitive Treaty of Friendship of Peace between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain, Concluded at Paris, the 10th day of Feb., 1763...". Resulting from it, France gives up Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the St. Lawrence River islands & Canada to the British. France gives to England all her territory east of the Mississippi River except New Orleans. France gets back their Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique & St. Lucia. Spain is given back Cuba in return for territory in East & West Florida. This lengthy document takes about 5 pages. This report in an American newspaper would command well over $1000.
Also in this issue is a foldout "Plan of Dunkirk, with the Canal of Mardick as they were in 1757" (see) which is accompanied by a related & descriptive article (see). This map folds out to measure 8 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches and is in very nice condition.
Among other articles are: "Life of the Celebrated M. Reaumur" "Hardships of the Common Soldiers" "Account of the first Invention of Making Paper from Linen" and more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which includes the latest news of the day, mostly European.
The noted map of  Dunkirk, France, is the only plate called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 8 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Very nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary 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

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