London: Gentleman's Magazine, 1755.
Map. Engraving. Measures 8 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches.
Fascinating map of the Southern Hemisphere, published in Gentlemen's Magazine in 17776. The chart traces Cook's search for the southern continent, circling but not reaching Antarctica, with the southern portion of South American, the Cape of Good Hope, and New Zealand shown. Dampstains and margins cropped with repairs to right margin.
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.