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Terrific & large foldout map of the "Western Ocean"... Another map from Panama...



Item # 541208
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A New Map or Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean, with part of Europe, Africa, and America: Shewing the Course of the Galleons, Flota etc. to and from the West Indies." This map shows the majority of the Atlantic Ocean as well as all of England, Spain, portions of France and Western Africa, the Canary Islands, the Azores, and the eastern portion of the Caribbean Islands, a bit of South America, and all of Newfoundland & the surrounding islands. There is a very large & exceedingly decorative engraving at the top of the map showing "Robert Blake, Admiral of England" and "Edward Vernon, Esq., Vice Admiral of the Blue" (see the many photos). The map shows considerable detail including the names of towns in Europe & Africa. The map measures about 14 by 12 inches. It is in uncommonly nice condition as such maps are typically torn with much wear. There was a tear across the center which was expertly repaired from the reverse, almost unnoticeable from the front (see photos). This would be a beautiful item for display.
This map is referenced in the title/contents page verifying the date & that it belongs to this issue (see).
An article in this issue is titled: "Articles of Capitulation granted by Edward Vernon...in the West Indies to Don Juan Carlos...of the Castle of St. Lorenzo, at the Mouth of the River Chagre." Accompanying this article is a 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). This map folds out to measure 6 by 7 1/4 in. and is in great condition (see).
Among the articles noted in the Table of Contents are: "Destructive Effects of War" "Why we are at War with Iberia" "War Preferable to the Peace we Enjoy'd" "The Embargoes absolutely Necessary" "Our Constitution Endangered by our Immense Debts" "Nature & Injustice of the Negro Trade inquired into..." "Remark Upon Milton's Paradise Lost" "Opinion of the High Admiral of Spain of an Expedition of Sir F. Drake's" & more.
Near the back is a report which includes: "As to the progress of the war against the Spaniards at Fort St. Augustine...we have to add that the Castle was bomb proof, the walls 50 foot high & that the Spaniards had poison'd the waters about it...the place will not long hold out against the good conduct & bravery of General Oglethorpe. Some ships just arrived bring account that he was made himself master of it..." with more (see).
Complete in 40 pages with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St.John's Gate.  The magazine measures 5 by 8 inches and is in very nice condition. As noted above, the two maps are also uncommonly nice.

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.

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