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The Gentleman's Magazine for the year 1746 and Historical Chronicle
London Printed by Edward Cave 1746 12 months plus supplement. , Pp. frontis. [1] - 699 [17] (indices).Bound in full contemporary leather rubbed and board hinges weak bumped and a little chipped, text as issued in good condition. Previous owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front end paper.  9 plates as called for, including the superb map of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada done from Bellins' map of 1744 (rare as its usually been removed). Much on the Jacobite Rebellion. A few of the items in this volume battle of Falkirk-Muir with orders of battle, movement of the rebels, orders issued by the pretender, the conduct of the retreating army, conduct of the magistrates of Stirling during the siege, rebel account battle of Falkirk, surrender of Stirling, English army's progress in Scotland, movement of the rebels, siege of Fort William, rebels totally defeated, list of English killed and wounded at Culloden, Carlisle attacked by rebels, account Battle of Culloden with battle plan, Kings address on the great victory, Duke of Cumberland takes Carlisle, account of the trials of the Manchester rebels (including English rebels). Accounts of the behaviour of rebels at their executions, letters on whether mercy is due to rebels, movements of the young pretender, account of rebel prisoners at York, account of the pretenders escape, more rebel trials. The last invasion of Britain written as it happened the only way to travel back in time.The map of Canada, "New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France, or Canada, with the Islands of Newfoundld. Cape Breton St. John's &c. done from the original publish'd in 1744, at Paris, by monsr. N. Bellin, enginier [sic] to the Marine Office ; T. Jefferys, sculp." folds out to 47 x 35cms. All plates as issued map of Carlisle, Westminster Bridge etc all present,.An account by Charlevoix, describes the splendours and developments of historic Quebec, situated at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and St. Charles Rivers. (p.134-138).Excerpts from the text on Quebec: "The church in the lower town of Quebec was built in consequence of a vow made during the siege of Quebec, in 1690." "When this capital of New France shall be as flourishing as that of the old... what a prospect will this afford of towns, castles, villas!" "The fort is a handsome building with two wings... Leaving the fort to the left, you cross a pretty large Esplanade, and by an easy descent you reach the summit of Cape Diamond..." "The convent of the Ursulines has suffered twice by fire, as well as the seminary.... They gild, they embroider, and in general are all employ'd." "Quebec is not regularly fortify'd, but they have been long at work to render it capable of a siege. The town, as it is, is naturally strong, the port is flanked by two bastions... " "... the number of people does not exceed 7000: But amongst these you find a select Beau Monde, whose conversation is desirable." "... Hunting is much used, several gentlemen having no other resource." "In New England, and other parts of the British Empire in America, there reigns indeed a wealth, which the possessors seem not to know the use of. In New France there is a poverty conceal'd by an air of ease and content which seems natural. Commerce, and the improvement of their plantations strengthen the English."References to Newfoundland and Cape Breton and its fisheries on p.73-75 and p.307.Great historical Canadiana from 1756 with a rare map! Very Good
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