Constantinople Map Boston Massacre Preston trial rare 1770 London mag. issueBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Periodicals, Magazines, Illustrated Magazines, News, Politics, Literature, free elections, book reviews, current events, War with Spain, gambling among the Malay Indians).
The Gentleman's Magazine.
Published December 1770, London (St. John's Gate) by E. Cave for Sylvanus Urban.
48 pages. Text in English. Front cover with fine large woodcut image of St. John's Gate, London.
With an entire page devoted to the then contemporary Boston Massacre trial of Capt. Preston in Boston (he was found not guilty just weeks prior to this issue). Also includes discussion of the effects of gambling on Indians, free elections, drunkeness in public, Voltaire, and much more.
Illustrated with a scarce copper engraved folding map titled "A Plan of Constantinople, Places adjacent and canal of the Black Sea" (Engraved by J. Lodge). A lengthy description of the map is found within the issue near the map.
Wonderful assortment of topics is covered, please note the image with the specific contents listed. Of note for the lengthy discussion of current North American affairs, including in this issue Boston.
This issue complete unto itself as issued in the middle of the 18th century, extracted from a compilation volume.
Magazine is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Issue is not new or in "new" condition.
Gently age worn but nothing severe or unsightly, approaching disbound with some pages loose, couple pages torn from edge, magazine remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this 270+ year old paper item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 5" W.