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Print of Crown Point and Cape of Good Hope... Article by Ben Franklin...

Item # 676545 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1755  Of great interest is: "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc. By B. Franklin, Esq. of Philadelphia", which takes 3 pages.
Near the back are two prints on a single page, one headed: "Plan of Fort Frederick at Crown Point" and the other a map showing a much wider area including Lake George, the Hudson River, Lake Champlain & more.
There is descriptive text on the same page as well, beginning: "This fort, which is very strong, is situated on the south side of the gut, or river, which connects Lake George...with Lake Champlain. It is a regular fortification defended on every side by redouts..." with much more.
Very nice  to have a print and small map from the French & Indian War.
Other items in this issue which relate to the French & Indian War include: "State of the Present Disputes in Pennsylvania as Represented by both Parties: In Favour of the Governor - In Favour of the Assembly", and "Sketch of an Act for the Defence of the British Colonies in North-America".
The "Historical Chronicle" has a detailed article taken from the New York Mercury which is on the: "...particulars of the Defeat of the French by Gen. Johnson..." with the text concerning the military events in America taking 1 1/2 pages.
Also: "Account of the British Settlements in N. America: of Maryland" which takes 1 1/2 pages; "Curious Account of a Merman or Mermaid" and more.

Present is one of the two plates called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.
A very nice magazine from the late 18th century 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