"An accurate Map of New Hampshire in New England from a late Survey." From Universal Magazine.
London: Universal Magazine, Vol. 68;February 1781. Engraving. 12 5/8 x 10 7/8. Wide margins. Very good condition. With eight pages of original text.
Beginning in 1731, monthly news magazines made their appearance in Britain. These magazines, with such names as Gentleman's Magazine and London Magazine, contained poetry, prose, and articles on events, fashions, personalities, and other items of the day that might be of interest to the English gentleman. One of their most popular, and historically important, features was the inclusion of prints and maps to accompany their articles. The Universal Magazine, founded in 1747, issued a series of maps of the American "colonies" during the Revolution, including this excellent map of New Hampshire issued in 1781 (hostilities had ceased, but the treaty was not signed until the following year). What is particularly interesting is that the map encompasses both Vermont (then an area under dispute between NH and NY) and much of Maine (then part of Massachusetts). Detail is fascinating, focusing on rivers, lakes, towns and a number of forts.