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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1742 

* 18th century map of Italy
* Comets with diagram

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice full page: "Map of Italy" which shows the various borders of the states at that time, including Tuscany, Naples, Ecclesiastical State, Milan, Savoy, Venice, and more (see). Also included with the maps are Corsica, Sardinia, a portion of Sicily, as well as portions of France (including Provence), Germany, and Turkey.
There are two articles on comets, with two engravings of them. Other items in this issue include: "The Art of Deciphering" which is on translating the Dutch language; and: "The Latin Language" "The Life of Peter Burman" among so much more. Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England and other parts of Europe.

Complete in 56 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 3/4 by 9 inches with wide, untrimmed margins, very nice condition. There are no additional maps or plates called for.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including 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