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Northwest Passage... Admiral De Fonte's letter...



Item # 653060

July 23, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1768  The front page has the conclusion of the lengthy letter from Admiral De Fonte, "giving an Account of the most material Transactions in a Journal of his from the Calo of Lima in Peru, on his Discoveries to find if there was any North-West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean into the South and Tartarian Sea," followed by considerable text. The first portion appeared in the July 21st issue.
Other news of the day from throughout the world is found throughout.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, an ink stain impacting a few words in the described coverage (although the words can be read through the stain), otherwise, in overall good condition. See images for details.

Item from Catalog 272 (released for July, 2018)...

Category: British

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