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Plate of the Great White Owl... Map of English canal...
Item # 646260 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1771 Most of a column is taken up with: "Mr. Brahm's Observations on the American Coast" which seems to deal with areas in Florida and the Caribbean (see). There is also a brief article on "The Great White Owl" which begins: "This elegant species is found in the countries round Hudson's Bay & in the Northern parts of Europe..." and includes a very nice full page plate of it (see).
Other articles include: "Difference Between Ancient & Modern Astronomy" which takes several pages; "On the Bite of the Tarantula" "Refutation of the New Lunar Hypothesis" and so much more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. In addition to the owl plate this issue also has the other plate called for, a nice foldout of a canal measuring 8 by 12 inches (see).
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.
A very nice and extremely popular magazine from the "mother country" a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. 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