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The Musquito Indians in America...



Item # 550052

November 1, 1738

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1738 

* Early 18th century British magazine 
* The Musquito Indian tribe in America 
* Dutch trading in the West Indies 

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.

One of the articles is headed: "An Account of the Musquito Indians" with the text beginning: "Musquitos is a small nation of Indians on the main continent of America, between Truxille and Honduras, never conquer'd by the Spaniards..." with much more, taking over a full page (see photos for portions).

Among the other articles noted in the table of contents are:

"Mutiny of the Army more Dangerous than a Mob of the People & Why" "Article of a Treaty of Charles II relating to Commerce" "Love best Founded not on Beauty but the Mind" "French Fashions Exploded" "The True Notion of Liberty" and more.

Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the reports includes: "...complaining that the Dutch have not only long exercis'd a clandestine trade in the West Indies, but in order not to be interrupted by the Spanish Guarda Costas, disarmed one of them on the Coasts of Domingo after inhumanly treating the crew..." with more (see photos).

Complete in 54 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition.
There are no plates or maps called for in this issue.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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