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Map of the St. Lawrence River includes Quebec... French & Indian War...

Item # 640106 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1759 

* St. Lawrence River - Quebec, Canada map
* French and Indian War

The most notable item in this issue is the very nice & detailed full page map of the St. Lawrence River and present-day city of Quebec, titled "An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency." (see). The map is in nice condition measuring 5 by 8 1/2 inches, & has the locations of the various military encampments and ships in the river, providing much detail. A facing page has the "Explanation of the References in the Plan of the River St. Laurence". There is also a lengthy article titled: "Instructions by Major General Wolfe in Case of an Invasion" (see for portions).
The "Historical Chronicle" also has several reports concerning the French & Indian War (see). Additionally this issue includes a foldout plate of "An Engine for Sawing piles under Water; An Instrument for Taking Altitudes at Sea; also a Machine for drawing Tire into a Ribbon-loom." measuring 8 1/4 by 10 inches.
Other articles in the issue noted in the table of contents include:
"An Accurate Description of the Island of St. Helena" "Directions for laying out Roads" "Curious History of the Late Comet" "Cruelty in Burning a Body of Negroes"  & more.
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches with wide, untrimmed margins, very nice condition.

A very nice issue from during the French & Indian War with war-related content as well as other news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. 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