Published 18th June 2013
The Gentleman's Magazine was founded by Edward Cave in 1731. It was published continually for almost 200 years. Intended as a monthly digest of current affairs, news, essays, commentaries, etc. Cave acted as editor using the pseudonym "Sylvanus Urban", he was first to use the term magazine (meaning storehouse). Among the notable and regular contributors was Samuel Johnson.
The Gentleman's Magazine (1 of 59 volumes)
Volumes of the mid 1770s are of particular significance, containing many reports, engraved maps, and plans relating to the American War of Independence.
This incomplete run from 1734-1794 includes 59 volumes
The gentleman's Magazine a map included in one of the magazines for inclusion in the Antiquarian Book Auction