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"The Nutmeg" ~ 1757 ~ Hinton ~ Universal Magazine of Knowledge & Pleasure

PRINT ENTITLED: "The Nutmeg ~ Printed for J. Hinton in Newgate Street".
SOURCE: Universal Magazine of Knowledge & Pleasure.
PRINTED FOR: "J. Hinton in Newgate Street." (London).
SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF PUBLICATION: A gentleman's magazine and historical chronicle pertaining to culture, commerce and invention.
PRINT METHOD: Copperplate engraving; a plate mark identifying the intaglio process.
PAPER TYPE: Handmade antique laid and chain ~ link paper, bearing no water mark.
COLORING: Hand Coloring (Source Page 13: "With the Nutmeg Plant and Fruit, coloured from Nature").

HISTORY: The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure was published from 1747 through 1814 in London. It was a Gentleman's Magazine containing "news, letters, debates, poetry, musick, biography, history, geography, voyages, criticism, translations, philosophy, mathematicks, husbandry, gardening, cookery, chemistry, mechanicks, trade, navigation, architecture and other arts and sciences; which may render it instructive & entertaining to gentry, merchants, farmers and tradesmen." It was published by John Hinton and contained "many instructive plates, usually with keys."

                                                                                                [KLOPFER article © September 2013]