Ceylon island map India 1782 by Lodge rare Political magazine w/ articleBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Political Magazine, for December, 1782.
1782, London. c. 76 pp.
Fascinating 18th century periodical with the map of the island of Ceylon which appeared inside it. Extensive reporting of parliamentary discussions and debates are recorded in great detail about a wide range of issues and locations of interest to Great Britain at this time, including India, Lord Howe's naval fleet, ship building and the London docks, military engagements and battles, etc. Includes lengthy discussion of Ceylon specifically as well.
Pamphlet is disbound with loose pages as typical, map displays some offsetting and light toning . One fold line of map has been nicely backed with tissue paper on reverse to rejoin sections (no loss of printed area and now easy to overlook or forgive visually), couple other minor repairs, all shown in video.
Scarce map and periodical in any condition.
The Island of Ceylon with Part of the Coromandel Coast.
1782, London, by J. Bew. Engraved by J. Lodge.
Map sheet measures c. 13 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 10 1/2" x 7".
Magazine issue measures: 9" H X 5 5/8" W.
Jolly, Maps in British Periodicals, POL-65.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3.