London: Universal Magazine.
Print. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 8" x 7". Sheet measures 9" x 8".
Beautiful engraving of the endangered East Indian Leopard. This print accompanied the circa 1770 edition of "The Gentleman's Magazine". The Gentleman's Magazine, founded by Edward Cave of London in 1731, was the first to use the term 'magazine' for any periodical. With its widespread distribution across the British Empire, it was read throughout the English-speaking world. Although the magazine went into decline during the late 18th century, it ran uninterrupted until 1922 reporting anything it thought would be of interest to its readers, from Latin poetry to commodity prices. Print is in good condition. Exhibits original folds with minor spotting.