The Gentleman's Magazine - April 1776
The Gentleman's Magazine: For April, 1776 by Sylvanus Urban, Gent. Founded in London, England by Edward Cave in January 1731, the magazine ran until 1922. Its mission was to print news and commentary on subjects which were of interest to educated people around the English world. Printed in London for D. Henry, the April 1776 issue contains illustrations and a folding map(9 3/4" x 10 1/4") titled A NEW PROJECTION OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE OF THE EARTH ON A PLANE (SHOWING THE PROPORTIONS OF ITS SEVERAL PARTS NEARLY AS ON A GLOBE), BY J. Hardy (Teacher of Mathematics & Writing Master) at Eton College. The map is dated at the bottom "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776" Maps showing the United States during the Revolutionary War are quite scarce and desirable. This April 1776 issue contains discussion concerning the colonies "...the following measures before they were proposed in Parliament; vis. For taxing American without the consent of its Assemblies for the purpose of a revenue...For taking away the charter of the province of Massachusetts Bay. For restraining the American fishery. For exempting murderers from trial in America..." etc. Dbd, 54 pgs, very good condition.