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The very rare "View of Boston"... Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...



Item # 639556 THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787 

* United States Constitution ratification (PA & DE)
* Rare Boston, Massachusetts city view engraving


This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.
The most notable content is actually the very rare foldout map titled: "A View of the Town of Boston, the Capital of New England" which measures 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. Due to its desirability this map is almost always lacking. Rare to find it included. This map is archivally backed for strengthening & has some foxing to the left edge (see).
The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston" which relates to the map, plus near the back of the December issue is "Intelligence" which has two very historic reports: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected James Latimer, Esq. President. On Thursday they ratified the New Federal Constitution by an unanimous vote, and on Friday every member signed the ratification.", Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution. This is followed by a report of the second state to do so: "The great & conclusive question was taken in the State Convention of Pennsylvania that 'this Convention do assent to and ratify the plan of Federal Government agreed to and recommended by the late Federal Convention!'..." followed by the list of the Yea" and "Nay" votes (see).
Also included is the full page plate: "The Draught of a New Invented Drill Plough".
Complete in 52 pages, disbound, measures 5 by 8 inches, still has the original full title page, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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