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Nova Scotia, porcupines, crocodiles...
Item # 201659 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1750 An article: "Whence Differences in the same Climate--Sea Lions" includes two illustrations of sea lions. Another article is titled: "Of the Crocodile" followed by: "Flourishing Settlement in Nova Scotia--Plants There" which is accompanied by a full page plate of various plants: "Drawn from the Life at Halifax in Nova Scotia, July 15, 1749" as noted in the print (see photos).
"Lights in the Air--Longitude to Discover" includes an interesting engraving (see), and an article: "Of the North American Porcupine" from Hudson's Bay. This is accompanied by a: "Letter dated Albany, Aug. 10, 1742" concerning the porcupine.
There is a full page print of the: "Plan of the Vaults in Blenheim House" (see).
There are other items concerning Nova Scotia, including: "Nova Scotia, A New Ballad".
Other items in this issue include: "Account of Earthquakes in England" "To Estimate the Velocity of Sea Currents" includes 3 small illustrations (see); "Turtles Terpedo, Animals on Juan Fernandes Isle" "The National Debt no Cause of Concern" "Of the Cause of Earthquakes", and much more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe.
Complete in 48 pages with full title/contents page. Any plates called for not noted above are not present. Very nice condition, measuring about 5 by 8 inches.
A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's