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Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item # 667106 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745
Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".
Among other articles are: "Speech on the Report of the Hanoverian Troops for 1744" which takes over 15 pages; "Plan for Establishing a National Militia" and: "An Alarm on Naval Affairs" among many others.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is a report headed: "Extract of a Letter from N. York, Sept. 3". Also a report of "...some late discoveries in the N.W. of Hudson's bay..that a passage free from ice for some months in the year may be found from thence to the western & southern ocean of America...".
No plates or maps are called for.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/index page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine 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.

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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