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Stock# 55886
Description

Interesting regional map from the January 1746 issue of Gentleman's Magazine.

Shows in detail the Eastern coast of Canada with depths in soundings. Insets of Quebec City, Fort Dauphine, the Atlantic Ocean, and a Plan of City and Port of Louisbourg appear on this chart. The Louisbourg and Quebec insets each contain a key to greater detail.

The cartouche is quite decorative showing a coastal battle scene.

This chart was based on Bellin's original published in 1744.

Condition Description
Trimmed into right image, with right neatline expertly reinstated in facsimile.
Reference
Jolly Gent-40.
Gentleman's Magazine Biography

The Gentleman’s Magazine was a British publication that helped to normalize the use of maps in support of articles and features. It was founded in 1731 by the prominent London publisher Edward Cave, a pioneer in periodical journalism. The magazine continued in print for nearly two centuries, shuttering production in 1922.

This was the publication which first used the word “magazine”, from the French for storehouse. Cave wanted to create a storehouse of knowledge and he employed some of London’s best writers to fill his pages: Samuel Johnson gained his first regular employment by writing for the Gentleman’s Magazine. Other famous contributors included Jonathan Swift.

The publication covered a broad range of topics, from literature to politics, and, from 1739, frequently used maps as illustrations. The first map they printed was a woodcut of Crimea; the second was a fold-out map of Ukraine by Emanuel Bowen. Maps were used to show battle lines, to chronicle voyages, and to educate about areas with which Britain traded. Certain geographers, like Thomas Jefferys, contributed several maps to the publication.