London: The Gentleman's Magazine, 1760. Very Good. Item #15370
This offering is for the October, 1760 issue of The Gentleman's Magazine, complete with an early fold-out detailed John Gibson street map of Montreal, Canada and surrounding region.
The central portion of the map depicts the larger St. Lawrence and Niagara region's while detailed maps of Montreal appear in vignette, with one of the maps featuring building footprints as they were during the French and Indian War.
The central map details the region as far south as present day Erie, Pa and as far north as Quebec City, Canada and features Niagara Falls, Fort Niagara, Albany and Schenectady, NY, as well as Montreal, ST. Peters, Three Rivieres, Quebec and Orleans, Canada.
The upper vignette, which is the detailed street map of Montreal, features landmarks of the city, lettered, and a key for identification. This map identifies the Seminary, the Governor's Palace, the Nunnery Hospital, the fort and parapet, the gates of the city and much more.
Along with the fold-out map is a detailed, multi-page account of the Fall of Montreal on September 8, 1760 after a two-month expedition & campaign.
This historic piece is more than 260 years old and an authentic relic printed during the French and Indian War. A fine centerpiece to any quality F&I or Canada collection.
#2C-044. Disbound, complete with called-for plates.