London. "Printed for D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate". 1765.
Bound volume of ‘The Gentleman’s Magazine" for the year 1765, 8 ¼ x 5 inches, 617 pp. plus 9 pp "Index" divided into discreet categories (Essays, Poetry, Names, etc.) Volume contains six engraved pictorial maps, generally centered on travel from London to the outlying destinations described below. Maps are of various sizes with 8 x 12 ½ inches being normative. 1. "A Map of the Road from London to Chester measur’d from the Royal Exchange" approx. 8 x 12 ½ inches. Light offset from ink stamp on opposing page. 2. "A Map of the Roads from London to Bristol and Bath measur’d from the Royal Exchange" approx. 8 x 12 ½ inches. 3. "A Map of the roads from Dover, Rye, Hith, Margate, Ramsgate and Deal" approx. 8 x 12 ½ inches. Light damp stain in top bargain above printed title. 4. "A Map of the roads from London to Portsmouth, Chichester, Southampton, Pool, & from Southampton to Winchester." Virtually no margin along left edge of map. Right edge tightly bound in volume. Three light spots of toning associated with earlier pages, replicated due to folds (as issued) in map. 5) "A Map of the Roads from London thro Oxford, Worcester, etc. to Aberistwith" with "The Road from Bristol to Exeter" 7 ¾ x 11 ½ tightly bound on left margin. 6) "An Accurate Map of the Road from London to the Lands End in Cornwall, Passing thro Salisbury, Exeter…" (etc. etc.) 8 x 17 inches cropped on left free edge impacting map (although the route from London remains clear.) A number of library stamps throughout the volume, with these noted in the map description (No. 1) above. Overall a tightly bound volume, good clean condition, with issues noted. Volume contains additional illustrated material, generally in good clean condition. Item #54469