Gent. Mag. Oct.r 1770.
Engraving. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾". Folded, as issued.
Chart of the Falkland Islands, published in the Gentleman's Magazine to accompany an account of the confrontation between the Spanish and British over possession of the islands, which nearly led to full-scale war. As it was issued only six years after the founding of the first (French) colony, it is not very accurate, with West Falkland far too wide. The coastal profiles show the rocky islands on the approaches to Saunders Island, where the British had founded Port Egmont in 1766. A decade later the British abandoned Port Egmont because of the economic pressures of the build up to the American Revolution.
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