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Very large map of Europe... Oswego in the French & Indian War... Judaica item...



Item # 640071 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756  The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART  of  EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, and parts of the Middle East including Jerusalem, Joppa, Cairo, & Cyprus. This map measures 14 by 15 1/2inches, most margins being quite wide. Some minor off-setting from having been folded into itself for over 250 years otherwise in excellent condition.
Under the heading near the back: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradictory...the last letters from Albany say that the French had burnt the fort & put almost the whole garrison to the sword..." and mention that Col. Webb was sent to reinforce the place & found the fort blown up & found "...about 500 dead bodies scattered in & about the place...".   Not a lengthy report yet historically important (see). 
Also of interest is an article: "Curious Jewish Instrument from the Hebrew" which takes nearly half a page & is signed: Aaron, the son of Rabby Haim (see ).
Complete in 48 pages with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches with wide, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition. The map is the only plate called for in this issue.

A very nice War magazine from during the French & Indian War from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. 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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