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Plate of Niagara Falls...

Item # 620104
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1751 

* Rare engraving of Niagara Falls
* Charleston, South Carolina

The prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page plate captioned: "A View of the Fall of Niagara" (see) which is accompanied by an article taking over 2 pages on Niagara Falls (see for portions).
There is another full page allegorical plate.
There are engravings of several fish and a two-headed snake, and a half page engraving of two "Rice Birds" with a related article on the devastation they cause in South Carolina (see).
Among the other articles noted in the table of contents are:
"Drunkenness & Gaming" "Account of the Burial of K. Charles I and Oliver Cromwell" "Mr. Watt's answer to Mr. Bingley on Electricity" & more.
Near the back are reports datelined: "Kingston in Jamaica" and "Jamaica", and "Halifax, Nova Scotia". Plus one datelined "Philadelphia" notes various ship arrivals, and that: "...brought 4317 Germans, there have arrived also 1000 passengers & servants from England & Ireland...". A lengthier account is headed: "Charles-Town (Charleston), S. Carolina, Nov. 10" and takes over 1 1/2 columns (see for portions).
Complete in 54 pages, minor foxing, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country". 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

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