Israel Mauduit Esq.r.European Magazine.
Published as the Act directs, by J. Sewell Cornhill, 1787.
Engraving with small margins. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
Portrait of Israel Mauduit (1708-87), merchant, writer and colonial agent, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1751, published to illustrate his obituary. His 1760 political pamphlet 'Considerations on the Present German War' attacked the use of British troops to protect George II's (then George III's) Hanoverian interests during the Seven Years' War (1754-63) and went through five editions. He later served as colonial agent for Massachusetts and wrote 'A Short View of the History of the New England Colonies: With Respect to their Charters and Constitution', 1769.
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