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199891

Capt. James Cook Third Ship Voyage Pacific Montgolfier Ballooning 1784 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374207638026

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook * Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska * Early ballooning flight - Montgolfier This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title. There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and small engravings of cancellations & free postage, franking notations (see). There is a nice letter concerning early hot air balloon flight, which includes: "...A new set of words is wanting to express the wonderful discovery of Montgolfier. It is degrading to the aerial passengers to describe their gliding in the air by the terms of navigation; the flight of... See More  

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Ends September 09, 2022 09:24

$62.00
199812

Captain James Cook Third Ship Voyage Prince William Sound w/ Print 1784 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394190751971

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784. * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook * Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska Included also is the "Supplement" issue. This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from May, 1778 when they were exploring the Northwest coast of North America. As noted in "The Content" at the top of the first page, subheads include: "Discovery of Cook's River--Possession Taken of the Country & River in his Majesty's Nae--Picturesque Appearance of a Volcano--Arrival at the Island of Oonalashka..." and a bit more (see), with the very detailed t... See More  

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Ends September 05, 2022 07:47

$120.00
199787

Napoleon Bonaparte Defeat at Battle of Waterloo & Creek Indians 1815 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374201601861

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815 * Napoleon Bonaparte * Battle of Waterloo Included is a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte" offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well, including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very strongly made & well proportioned; very broad & deep chest...His countenance is sallow...His eyes grey & the most piercing that you can imagine...He is rather fat & his belly protuberant..." with much more. There are various reports under the heading: "America" including mention of the Creek Indians, Commodore Decatur at Tripoli, etc. Complete with both plates cal... See More  

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Ends September 04, 2022 08:19

$87.00
199786

Edmond Halley English Astronomer Royal Comet Fame Death Eulogy 1747 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394189489971

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747  * Edmond Halley, of comet fame Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley, the astronomer, and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue. Two pages are consumed with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken" by the French & the Spanish. Many of the ships are those bound to or from the American colonies & the West Indies. There is an article: "A Journey to Caudebec Falls with a Map and Description of the Same" which is accompanied by a full page plate of the area & which also includes an illustration of: "...an engine for raising water...". An... See More  

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Ends September 04, 2022 08:18

$48.00
199785

Early Georgia Weather & Havre De Grace English Channel Map 1759 old UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374201599418

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1759  * Article on the weather in Georgia * Map of Havre De Grace, the English Channel, Isle of Wight The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and also the coast of Normandy including Havre de Grace. There are two detailed insets, one showing the "Plan Of Havre De Grace" and the other showing "The Bombardment of Havre De Grace, July 4th, 1759". This map folds out to 8 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches. Also within is: "An Account of the Heat of the Weather in Georgia, by Hen. Ellis, Esq. Governor" dateline... See More  

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Ends September 04, 2022 08:17

$92.00
199746

18th Century Pre Great Flood Waters Old World Africa Asia Europe 1736 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374201553072

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736  "A Map of the Old World, as it Appeared before God Destroyed it with the Waters of the Flood." Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation" with an accompanying & sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before God Destroy'd it With the Waters of the Flood". This plate measures 8 by 5 inches and is in very nice condition. We believe this to be the very first map to appear in this long-running & revered magazine. Near the back is a short bit noting: "The trustees for the colony of Georgia gave instructions to Mr. Von Reck to fetch more Protestants from Germany to be provided for in ... See More  

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Ends September 04, 2022 07:46

$120.00
200017

King Louis XVI of France Conspiracy Guillotine Execution Print 1793 old Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 394202467997

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  * King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic) This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention has found Louis Capet guilty of a conspiracy against the liberty of the Nation, and the safety of the state..." with much talk on what they should do with him including the votes of various individuals. Ultimately they report: "...I vote for Death! Ah! could we but as easily dispose of all Tyrants!...the p... See More  

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Ends August 22, 2022 11:05

$199.99
199059

Great West Indies Southeast U.S. Carribbean rare 18th Century 1740 Foldout Map


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374160451118

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  * Early and rare 18th century map * West Indies & Southeast America Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settlements on the Continent of America adjacent thereto." This map shows all of the Caribbean Islands plus the northern portions of South America, Central America, and much of the Southern & Southeast portions of the United States, including the Chesapeake Bay down to Florida (a very distorted interpretation) and west to Louisiana and Texas (see the many photos).... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2022 10:55

$520.00
199058

King George's War Massachusetts America of the Austrian Succession 1744 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374160450862

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1744  * King George's War in America Over 9 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited. Among various other articles found in this issue are: "Bill for Speedy Manning the Fleet" which takes 7 pages; "On Writing History, by M. Voltaire";  a continued list of: "Ships Taken from the French by the English" "The Queen of Hungary's Army in order of Battle" is a chart; "The King of Prussia's Manifesto" "Mr. Yate's new Theory of the Earth" "Hypothesis Concerning Comet's Tails examined" "On the Present State, etc. of ... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2022 10:55

$38.00
199056

Benjamin Franklin Electricity Experiments Smoky Mountains Weather 1752 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374160449753

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1752  * Ben Franklin's experiments with electricity * Print of the Nightingale bird * Explaining the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina This issue includes a lengthy: "Letter from a Gentleman in Virginia" which is focused on the "smoaky weather" in Virginia, likely leading to the name of the "Smoky Mountains" of North Carolina. This article takes the equivalent of a full page and is followed by: "Observations on the Above Phenomena of the Weather". Also of significance is a: "Letter from a Gentleman at Paris to his Friend at Toulon concerning a very Extraordinary Experiment in Electricity" which begins: "You must remember, sir, how much we ridiculed Mr. Franklin's project for em... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2022 10:53

$66.00
198751

James Somersett Case Decision Lord Mansfield Slaves Slavery Negro 1773 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394126010107

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773  * James Somersett's case * Slaves - slavery Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page. This case involves James Somersett, an American slave purchased by Charles Stewart when he was in Boston. Stewart brought Somersett with him when he returned to England in 1769 but in 1771 he escaped. After being recaptured he was imprisoned on a ship & bound for Jamaica to be sold to a plantation for labor. The case was quite convoluted but ultimately became a... See More  

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Ends July 21, 2022 07:29

$50.00
198417

Rare 18th Century REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Western Hemisphere MAP 1776 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394105114663

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776" and measures 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, small repair to a lower corner, otherwise in very nice, clean condition. There is a related article within this issue concerning the map. The issue begins with some lengthy: "Debates in the Present Parliament" continued from a previous issue, with much discussion concerning the situation in America.... See More  

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Ends July 06, 2022 12:19

$388.00
198416

ROCHESTER CASTLE Kent England Plate Print & Early Eskimos Indians 1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394105114148

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1772  * Rochester Castle at Kent, South East England print This is the end of year "supplemental" issue to this famous title, containing on the front page the title with date, plus the list of the contents which includes: "Description...of the Esquimaux [Eskimo] Indians..." which is very descriptive of them and takes over a full page. Also in the issue are: "An Historical Account of a Late Revolution in France" "Account of the Revenues of Bengal" "...Uncommon Diseases of the Ear" "Mode of Raising & Paying the Church-Money in America" and more. Included is a nice full page plate of "Rochester Castle", actually called for in the December issue but included here as the d... See More  

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Ends July 06, 2022 12:19

$37.00
198082

Historic BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Kite Flying Experiment ELECTRICITY 1752 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374085529859

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752 * Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page. The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the reports about kite experiments, especially a different and easier one at Philadelphia: "...success of the Philadelphia experiment for drawing the electrical fire from clouds by means of pointed rods of iron erected on high buildings, &c., and it may agreeable to inform the curious that the same experiment has succeeded in Philadelphia, tho made in a differ... See More  

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Ends June 19, 2022 12:29

$680.00
197817

CORNWALLIS SURRENDER General Benedict Arnold Revolutionary War 1781 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061344796

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  * Revolutionary War * Cornwallis' surrender * Gen. Benedict Arnold * Battle of Groton Heights Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London, Connecticut, known as the Battle of Groton Heights. Also included is a letter from George Washington to Congress which prefaces another letter from Gen. Gist concerning the safe arrival in the Chesapeake of Adm. De Grasse & his 28 French ships. It was this bit o... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:46

$325.00
197813

Capture of SAINT EUSTATIUS in Caribbean Islands Revolutionary War 1781 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394062159467

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1781 * Islands of the Caribbean * Revolutionary War era  The back 2 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean. Both plates called for are present (see). Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents page only, very nice condition. Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more scarce title. The title/contents page features a great engraving of the skyline of London.

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:44

$31.00
197794

THE JACOBITE REBELLION Battle of Falkirk w/ Diagram & Carlisle 1746 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061334276

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746   * The Jacobite Rebellion * Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk. Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffer by the Success of the present Rebellion", "A Second Letter to the Jacobites" "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman at Derby" and: "Accounts of the Motions of the Rebels & of the King's Forces...", the latter taking over 7 pages. Also within: "Orders of the Young Pretender & his Generals" "Orders issued by the young Pretender for payment of the land tax, and... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:30

$78.00
197792

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Electricity Experiments in America 1750 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061333748

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1750  * Early Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin. Other articles include: "A Probable Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog" "An Historical & Chronological List of the Most Eminent Painters" taking nearly 3 pages; "To find the Magnetick Poles" which includes an illustration; "Precautions requir'd in Inoculation" and much more. Also a full page article: "The Pelican of America" which includes a half page print of it. The two plates ... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:29

$70.00
197774

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN & George Frederic Handel - Classical Music 1813 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394059620548

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1813 * Ludwig Van Beethoven * George Frideric Handel * Early 19th century music  Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Mary's Warning: an Arietta, composed with an Accompaniment for the Piano-forte, By Lewis [sic] van Beethoven." The review includes: "We are much pleased with this song. The vocal melody is elegant & pathetic; the accompaniment is tasteful & ingenious...Beethoven is considered by many musicians as the first composer at present living. It has recently been stated...that he had received offers from a foreign government; but that three noblemen of Vienna had engaged him to remain in the Austrian dominions by giving him a salary of 4000 florins." It is r... See More  

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Ends June 04, 2022 15:06

$98.00
197417

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - Poem w/ Electric Lightning Rod Mention 1754 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394036395976

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1754  * A poem to Benjamin Franklin * Mention of his lightning rod Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753". At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one reading: "By the application of a rod of iron, or a wire, the effect of thunder and lightning is prevented." and the other: "The steeple and organ of St. Philip's church at Charles Town [Charleston] have been twice damaged by lightning." Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including an item under "Plantat... See More  

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Ends May 18, 2022 13:14

$88.00
197050

SIEGE OF SAVANNAH Georgia Benjamin Lincoln - Captain James Cook 1780 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394009978650

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780  * Siege of Savannah - Georgia * Benjamin Lincoln letter * Captain James Cook - South Seas Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This letter concerns the battle for Savannah & takes nearly a full page, signed in type: B. Lincoln, and includes mention of the death of Count Pulaski. Also of great interest is a nice article headed: "Some Account of New Zealand. Capt. Cook in Great Danger". Included with this article is the referenced full page plate captioned: "View of an Arched Rock on the Coast o... See More  

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Ends April 30, 2022 14:50

$165.00
196958

18th Century ITALY MAP Battle of Culloden SONG Electricty Experiments 1747 News


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394003336229

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1747  * Foldout map of Italy * Foldout plate of Westminster Hall * Song celebrates battle of Culloden victory * Early electricity experiments One of the better articles in this issue is: "Considerations on the State of the Spanish Affairs in their American Dominions" which takes over 2 pages. Over a full pg. is taken up with: "Electrical Experiments Proposed". Among the "Poetical Essays" is one titled: "A Hymn for the 9th of October 1746 being the Thanksgiving day for the Victory over the Rebels at Culloden" which was essentially the end of the Jacobite Rebellion. Included is the nice & very detailed foldout map of: "ITALY..." measuring 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches and is in ver... See More  

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Ends April 25, 2022 13:12

$117.00
196429

BATTLE OF CULLODEN End of Jacobite Rebellion & Young Pretender 1746 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393969974466

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1746  * Battle of Culloden * End of the Jacobite Rebellion * Bonnie Prince Charlie There is much fine content on the Jacobite Rebellion including the very first article noted in the table of contents as: "The Young Pretender's reasons for Retiring from Stirling & account of his affairs in Scotland, sent to his Father". Additional content on the Rebellion is found in over 8 pages of: "Accounts of the Motions of the Rebels and of the King's Forces from the London Gazette...", which includes numerous reports including "Journal of what passed at Fort William" "Siege of Fort William Raised" and "Rebels Totally Defeated". But by far the most significant item is the ... See More  

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Ends April 03, 2022 08:55

$248.00
196046

BATTLE OF WATERLOO Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon Bonaparte 1815 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393926463734

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Supplement issue for the January-June volume, 1815 * Battle of Waterloo - Belgium * Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon I This "Supplement" issue reports one of the more notable military events in European history, the battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon Buonparte was defeated by England's Duke of Wellington. And terrific to have this in a British periodical, from the country which was the victor. The historic report is taken from the famous "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of June 22, 1815, the one which constantly turns up as a reprint due to its historic desirability. The report carries a dateline of "Waterloo, June 19" and provides extensive coverage of the battle in a 2 1/2 pa... See More  

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Ends March 10, 2022 12:57

$78.00
195957

TREATMENT OF PRISONERS During Revolutionary War George Washington 1795 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393918811920

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1795 * Re. Revolutionary War prisoners * George Washington & Thomas Gage Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-eminent in mercy...over-looked the criminal in the captive...your prisoners, whose lives by the laws of the land are destined to the cord, have hitherto been treated with care & kindness..." with more, signed in type: Thomas Gage. And this is followed by Washington's response, taking most of a page & signed in type: G. Washington. Near the back: "Intelligence of Importanc... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2022 13:32

$43.00
195956

Music Composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Twelve 12 Waltzes Review 1813 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393918809206

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazines: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1813 * Ludwig Van Beethoven  Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting practice of waltzing, a practice which we think is equally destitute of grace, delicacy, and propriety...".  It is rare to find period mention of Ludwig van Beethoven in a publication (he died in 1827). Interesting commentary concerning the waltz. Near the back under "America" is a report concerning Madison's inaugural address, calling it: "...a violent philippic aga... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2022 13:30

$55.00
195502

18th Century TURKEY Hungary & More Balkan Peninsula Foldout MAP 1770 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393861927250

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770  * Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more. This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770". This map shows the Balkan peninsula and includes the region from then-Germany, to Russia, to the Mediterranean, to the Black Sea & Turkey and includes the heel of the "boot" of Italy (see). Very detailed & in uncommonly nice condition, folding out to measure 10 by 9 1/2 inches. Very nice condition. There is an article: "A Review of the Present State of the War between the Russians and Tur... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2022 14:07

$128.00
195501

Early MASON-DIXON LINE Creation w/ Pennsylvania & Maryland MAP 1769 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393861926685

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769  * Early America map * Pennsylvania and Maryland * Mason and Dixon Line creation Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & Jere. Dixon." This map has a companion article titled: 'The Length of a Degree of Latitude in the Provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania, determined from the Observations of Messrs. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, appointed by the Royal Society" which takes nearly t... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2022 14:07

$455.00
195496

Colonial PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania & English JEWS BILL Jewish 1753 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373864856510

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1753  * The Jew Bill in England * Colonial Philadelphia description Pages 1 through 4 are taken up with a fascinating article titled: "A Compleat View of the Controversy concerning the late Act in favour of the Jews". The subheads include: "Reasons for the Jews Bill and Answers" and "Objections to the Jews Bill and Answers". There are 13 "Objections", each with an answer. Portions of the article are shown in the photos. There is a full page with text and an engraving showing: "A View and Account of the Islands of Nisida, Gaiola, etc." with descriptive text which is presented vertically (unusual format). These islands are in the Bay of Naples. There is also a detailed article ta... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2022 14:05

$118.00
194183

SIEGE OF BERGEN-OP-ZOOM Austrian War of Succession Dutch Republic 1747 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393679189524

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1747  This issue features a full page plate which includes several illustrations. Plus over a full page is taken up with a sheet of music. Articles include: "Letter of a Persian Spy" "Papists Charged with Irreligion & Cruelty" "Inconveniences of Hoop Petticoats" "Solar Eclipse Calculated" "French Charged with Barbarous Cruelty" among many others. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is a report headed: "Progress of the Siege of Bergen-op-Zoom" which takes over a full page. Lacking the map called for. Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2021 09:21

$29.00
194182

Rare 18th Century REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Western Hemisphere MAP 1776 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373781438228

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776".  It measures 9 by 11 1/4 inches, in very nice, clean condition. There is a related article within this issue concerning the map. The issue begins with some lengthy: "Debates in the Present Parliament" continued from a previous issue, with much discussion concerning the situation in America. Near the beginning is: "...the following measures... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2021 09:20

$345.00
193568

Rare WEST FLORIDA Louisiana Pensacola FL Mississippi River MAP 1772 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373747976385

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772  * Nice map of "West Florida" * Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana * Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew the Proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississippi." The map shows much detail (see) and includes a nice inset of a "Plan for a New Settlement". This area is present-day Pensacola, Florida to the river delta at New Orleans, and includes Biloxi, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama. The map measures 8 by 14 inches. Relating to this foldout map is a lengthy article title... See More  

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Ends November 06, 2021 14:33

$435.00
193455

British Troops ESCAPE NEW YORK Revolutionary War Ending Events 1783 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393605472451

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  * Loyalists escaping New York Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America. Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carleton from New York City, concerning the evacuation of that place by the British. There is also an extract of proceedings of the New York Assembly at Peekskill, and a letter from Boston which is a congratulatory address to General George Washington. Both plates called for are present. Complete in 88 pages, full title/content... See More  

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Ends November 01, 2021 07:42

$69.00
192022

Rare NIAGARA FALLS View Print - Charleston SC South Carolina 1751 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373668954069

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1751  * Rare engraving of Niagara Falls * Charleston, South Carolina The prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page plate captioned: "A View of the Fall of Niagara" which is accompanied by an article taking over 2 pages on Niagara Falls. Note: this plate is actually called for in the February issue but is more commonly found here so as to accompany the related article. There is another full page allegorical plate. There are engravings of several fish and a two-headed snake, and a half page engraving of two "Rice Birds" with a related article on the devastation they cause in South Carolina. Among the other articles noted in the table of co... See More  

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Ends September 02, 2021 12:50

$195.00
190690

ACT PROHIBITING IMPORTATION OF SLAVES Trade to United States 1807 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373603902748

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into law on March 2, 1807, to become effective January 1, 1808. Also of Judaica interest is: "Abstract of an Exhortation Delivered by the Rev. Solomon Hirschel, at the Great Synagogue, Duke's Place...Printed handsome in Hebrew & English and Circulated among the Jews."  And under "Review of New Publications" is over a page taken up with: "The Stranger in American: Containing Obs... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 10:44

$55.00
189592

EFFECTS OF OPIUM Poppy Tears in the 18th Century 1763 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373549972705

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1763  * Effects of opium in the 18th century Among the articles within this issued are: "An Account of the Effects of Opium as a Poison with the Method of Cure & Proper Directions what to do...", "Proposal for Establishing a National Bank" "M. Condamine's Journey into Italy" "Description of a Lamp to Light a Whole Town" which has a full page plate showing different views of it (see); and other items. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which contains the latest news reports, mostly European. Contains both full page plates called for. Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition. A ... See More  

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Ends May 21, 2021 07:51

$57.00
189205

JONATHAN SWIFT Anglo-Irish Satirist Poet Dean Cleric DEATH 1745 Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh". Another significant item is the very early printing of the United Kingdom's national anthem "God Save The King" headed: "A Song for Two Voices...". The earliest printing of this song was in 1744. This edition is just one year later. There is much text on: "The Rebels Account of the Battle of Gladsmuir" and "Journal of Sir John Cope's Army" which includes a full page eng... See More  

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Ends May 01, 2021 14:28

$148.00
188469

FORT STANWIX John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War Ben Franklin 1779 Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779  * Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief) * Fort Stanwix report * Captain Cook's ships observed? Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...". Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; that there were only 100 rebel troops in the garrison...that a convoy of provisions & warlike stores were intercepted in going to the rebel army sufficient to supply the loyalists in that garrison during the winter." Another report tells of Sir Geo. Collier and the treatmen... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2021 15:17

$65.00
185547

18th Century VERACRUZ San Juan de Ulua Castle Port New Spain MAP 1782 Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlights (rare). There is a related article headed: "Account of the Strength of Fort St. Augustine in Florida, the Nearest Settlement of the Spaniards to Georgia, Vera Cruz, in the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Jago de Cuba." which mentions James Oglethorpe with text including: "...About 7 leagues below Fort St. Augustine are two forts, the one on the north and the... See More  

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Ends December 04, 2020 15:09

$138.00
184096

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Classical Period Music Composer DEATH 1791 Old Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791  * Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report) * Musical composer - Classical music era original Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. By his death the musical world will sustain an irreparable loss."  He died on December 5 making this a very timely report. Also of curious interest is a report mentioning the finding of a stone pipe presented to William Penn by the Indians, as well as the text of the: "Epitaph On a Tomb-stone...To the memory of the venerable John Wesley...", the Father ... See More  

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Ends October 02, 2020 07:29

$355.00
183132

HMS VICTORY First-Rate Ship of the Line Royal Navy LOST 1744 British Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1744 * HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found! Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the report referencing the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Victory ship sunk in stormy seas back in 1744 but it wasn’t until this week, when an American company called Odyssey discovered what they call “the most significant shipwreck discovery in history.” The HMS Victory was a warship that had a crew of around 1,100 that died when it went underwater. The estimated treasures with gold... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 09:22

$74.00
183024

Lord Cornwallis SURRENDER OF YORKTOWN Virginia Revolutionary War 1781 Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 * Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis * Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia * Revolutionary War from the enemy Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to...George Germain..." dated at New York, Nov. 13, 1781, which has: "In my last dispatch...my fears respecting the state of the army in Virginia. It now gives me the deepest concern to inform you that they were but too well founded..." with more on the introduction of the: "Letter from Lt. General Earl Cornwalli... See More  

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Ends August 15, 2020 14:46

$375.00
182296

Early JAMES OGLETHORPE & GEORGIA and 18th Century Netherlands MAP 1744 Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744 * Early James Oglethorpe & Georgia * 18th Century Netherlands map An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniards came up to invade the same with a fleet and army of between 4 and 5,000 men, whilst Gen. Oglethorpe was doing his duty under great difficulty, upon his arrival in England, filed against him 19 articles & summoned many officers and soldiers from Georgia for witnesses..." with more. An early item on the troubles of Oglethorpe. Among various other ... See More  

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Ends July 23, 2020 15:12

$93.00
181980

NOVA CONSTELLATIO COIN in American Colonies & Botany Bay Australia 1786 Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 * The Nova Constellatio coin print * Made for circulation in the American colonies The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785. This was one of the earlier colonial coins, ordered by Gouverneur Morris & minted in Birmingham, England, exclusively for circulation in America. The description is on a later page (see photos for full text) & includes: "...a halfpenny lately struck by the United States of America...On one side encircled within a wreath of laurel...are the letters U.S. in cypher... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2020 07:09

$288.00
181603

Early BALLOONING Experiments Montgolfier BALLOONS Demonstration 1784 UK Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1784 * Early ballooning * Montgolfier brothers Inside contains a full page article with heading: "Success of a Journey by Way of Experiment in a Balloon" which happened at France (see), and this is followed by another article which begins: "No sooner was the extraordinary discovery of M. Montgolfier known here about a month ago than a similar experiment was attempted..." with details (see). Also in this issue are: "New Biographical Anecdotes of the Celebrated Voltaire" "Historical Description of Guy's Hospital" "Handel's Jubilee, History of, Continued" and lengthy: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament". Near the back are a few brief item under: "Advices... See More  

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Ends June 26, 2020 09:07

$72.00
181163

MONGOLFIER BROTHERS Balloons Ballooning & Waterspouts Print 1783 Old UK Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1783 * From the end of the Revolutionary War * Mongolfier Brothers & others in their balloons The first article is a report on the balloon flight of Charles and Robert headed: "Mr. Charles's Narrative of his Memorable Aerial Voyage" which takes 2 1/2 pages (see for portions). Further on is nearly a full page on a report from Paris concerning Mr. Mongolfier's balloon flight. Other interesting articles as noted in the table of contents include: "New Mode of Execution Described" with a related plate, "Plan for Observing Meteors and Fireballs" "Curious Particulars of Cardinal Wolsey" and more. The full back page is a chart headed: "Each Day's Price of Stocks in November, 178... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2020 08:39

$57.00
180178

Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts TREASON TRIAL Revolutionary War 1779 UK Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779 * Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts * Treason trials - Revolutionary War The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and further on: "...he took occasion to lament the melancholy fate of those brave men who laid down their arms at Saratoga, languishing, he said, under the power of a set of men who have violated every idea of public faith..." and too much more to mention or photo here. There is an article on ... See More  

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Ends May 02, 2020 14:57

$64.00
180177

Great BOTANY BAY New South Wales Australia PENAL COLONY Founded 1786 UK Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1786 * Botany Bay * New South Wales * Australia The first 2 1/2 pages are taken up with a lengthy & detailed report on the establishment of a penal colony in Botany Bay. It begins: "While the plan for settling a colony at Botany Bay is preparing to be carried into execution..." with much more, & including a description of the country as well as the natives (Aborigines) of the area. A wealth of terrific & very early content on Australia. Also included is content concerning a medal of Queen Elizabeth including a plate of it. Near the back under: "America" is a report on the Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts. The plate noted above has many images & is a foldout. Comple... See More  

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Ends May 02, 2020 14:56

$178.00
179882

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK Voyage & Western Hemisphere (America) MAP 1773 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392733948024

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773 * Captain James Cook * North America map Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, France & England. Notice the shape of Florida & California. This map folds out to 9 3/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition with a bit of light foxing at a fold. The article takes nearly 7 pages and begins: "The voyage abounds with so many interesting & entertaining particulars, relative to new discoveries, that in our epitome we have but slightly touched on what... See More  

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Ends April 20, 2020 13:48

$325.00
178593

Rare & Early SOUTHERN AMERICA Florida Gulf Coast & West Indies MAP 1762 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392669088092

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 * Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day Texas, with all of Central America and all of the Caribbean Ocean, plus northern South America. It includes the many islands of the Caribbean, each labeled, and is in uncommonly terrific condition. The map measures 8 by 11 3/4 inches. (map is held separately in its own acid-free partial folder). You also get the complete 48 page issue which contains a wide ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2020 09:17

$415.00
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