Nice map of Poland... New settlements on the Mississippi...
Item # 673199 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1772 Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Poland with Its Appendages: Shewing the Late Partition of that Kingdom." which actually shows from Sweden to Hungary to Turkey to the Ukraine, to Russia & elsewhere as well. This map measures 8 1/2 by 10 inches & is in great condition. Adjacent to it is a related article: "A Short Sketch of the History & Present State of Poland with a Map of the Country, Exhibiting the Provinces of which it has been Divested by the late Partition Treaty." taking over two pages.
Present as well is a full page plate showing two birds, the: "Piscivorous Toucan" and the "Military Maccaw" with a related article.
Among other articles within are: "Serious Reflections on the Condition of the Vagrant Poor" "Origin of the Arms of the Montagues" "On Settling a New Colony on the Mississippi" which takes the equivalent of a full page; "Critical Remarks on M. de Voltaire" which is continued; "An Uncommon Disease in the Ear" "Defects in Westminster Abbey" "Ferguson's Account of the Devil's Cave, Derbyshire" "Particulars of the Life of Sir Isaac Newton", this latter article having a foldout plate showing his "table of pedigree".
All 3 plates called for are present & described above.
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/4 very nice condition.
A nice magazine from just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary 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