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With both maps, of Chagre and St. Augustine...



Item # 216784

July 1, 1740

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740  One of the prime features of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "An Exact Draught of the Castle of San Lorenzo & Village & River of Chagre..." which is in present-day Panama (see photos). There is also a related article on this as well. This foldout map measures about 6 1/2 by 8 inches, is in excellent condition.
Also included is another map which is very rarely found, titled: "A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, & the English Camp before June 20, 1740." which is a beautiful piece (see photos), showing a rather close-up print of the vicinity and the various ships in the Matanza River and the harbor. This foldout print, which measures about 12 by 7 inches, is separate from the magazine. Due to some loss at the right side, bottom half, a small portion is present in facsimile, done on genuine 17th century paper, affecting a small portion of one of the ships and the border to the bottom half of the right side (see photos).  The bottom quadrant of the map is a key to the map with accompanying text concerning the siege of St. Augustine (see). And there is an article in the magazine relating to the map as well. Very displayable!
Among the other interesting articles in this issue is one on the Guinea slave trade.
The magazine measures about 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, is complete but lacking the full title/index page. Otherwise in nice condition.
This 40 page magazine has the full title/contents page featuring a nice engraving of St. John's Gate.

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