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Item # 697215
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 

* Foldout map of France

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands...".
This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows the southern portion of England and just a bit of Corsica, Spain, and Ireland.
This map folds out to 11 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, is slightly close-trimmed at the bottom right corner affecting a bit of border only, otherwise is in very nice, clean condition.
Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Directions to Make Cyder Exceeding French Wine" "Recipe to Present Sea Sickness" "Scheme to Tax Tickets for Plays, etc." and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various reports including an "Extract of a Letter from Cape Breton which is in Canada, and some reports on the trial of Lord Lovat. 
There is also: "A Description of the Town and Harbour of Louisbourgh, on the Island of Cape Breton..." which takes a full column.
Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, great condition. The noted foldout map is the only plate called for.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War 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