London: Printed at St. John's Gate for D. Henry and sold by F. Newberry, the corner of St. Paul's Church-yard, Ludgate-Street, 1776. [PERIODICAL] [HISTORY]. Fold-out map 1: A Map of the South Pole, with the Track of His Majesty’s Sloop Resolution in Search of the Southern Continent, T. Bowen, sculp.
Fold-out map 2: A New Projection of the Eastern Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane (showing the Proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe.) J. Hardy (W.M. [Writing Master] and Teacher of Mathematic) at Eton College, T. Bowen, sculp.
Fold-out map 3: A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane. Map bottom portion torn off and laid in.
Fold-out map 4: Plan of the City and University of Cambridge in the 16th Century.
Fold-out map 5: A Map of the Country round Philadelphia including Part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island and Long Island.
Fold-out map 6: Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island.
Fold-out map 7: A Map of Connecticut and Rhode Island with Long Island Sound, &c.
Fold-out map 8: Map of the Progress of His Majesty’s Armies in New York, During the Late Campaign Illustrating the Accounts Published in the London Gazette.
First edition. 8vo; [ii] 668 +  errata and pp index; quarter-bound brown calf with marbled boards; bookplate on front pastedown, “The Property of the Light House Establishment,” now the U.S. Lighthouse Service, pasted over an older bookplate; small errata slip bound in before the ffep; front fly-leaf detached; 8 folding maps bound-in, lacking one map, Map of the Discoveries of Capt. Cook; 3 illustrated plates bound in, lacking one; period binding is worn, fragile and cracked front hinge, chipping of spine, interior bright; very good minus. Very good. Item #1457
The Gentleman’s Magazine was founded in London in 1731 by Edward Cave and was published monthly for almost 200 years, until 1922. This volume of bound periodicals includes the first British publication of the American Declaration of Independence, “Declaration of the American Independence. Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of American, in General Congress Assembled—July 4.” As well as an update “On the Situation of the American Army,” and “Letters relative to a negociation [sic] with the Americans.”
Also of significance is the “Journal of the Resolution’s voyage” with a fold-out map.