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(Hudson River - Revolutionary War era) Gentlemens Magazine. London 1778. $395.00

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"Map of Hudson's River, with the adjacent Country."

Terrific Revolutionary War era map of the Mid-Atlantic region in 1778. Included as a fold out map in The Gentlemen's Magazine, the map is quite detailed in its description of the Hudson River and surrounding areas from Philadelphia and eastern Pennsylviania, through most of New Jersey and Western Connecticut. The map shows towns and Indian Tribes, early roads and a few English forts.

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London in 1731. Offered by subscription, it was the very first periodical to use the name "magazine" and was read throughout the English-speaking world. Of course articles on the American colonies were eagerly read and some included fold out maps, of which this is one.

Copperplate engraving with outline color.
13 x 91 /2 inches sheet size.
Excellent condition.