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188478

Great 18th Century EASTERN CANADA MAP Foldout Quebec Nova Scotia 1746 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373484627392

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746  * Great Eastern Canada map * Jacobite Rebellion Certainly the prime content in this issue is the quite large foldout map titled in the ornate cartouche: "A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA with the Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John's, etc...". The map show much great detail of this portion of present-day Canada, from Labrador to Boston, including towns at the eastern edge of Massachusetts & other portions of New England including Salem, Manchester, Salisbury, Marblehead, Charlestown, Cambridge, Kenebec, etc. There is nice detail of the "City of Quebec" in an inset, as well as a more expansive inset in the upper left show... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2021 15:35

$335.00
188470

SPANISH PIRATES Causing Troubles on the American Seas 1739 Original Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393172995854

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1739  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Of the Nature of Fire, Continu'd" "Proposal for Amending the Ten Commandments" "Seventh & Eighth Commandments, how to be Understood" "Ninth and Tenth, how to be Taken" "The Case of the South Sea Company" "Reasons for a Disciplin'd Militia" "Swiss Maintain no Regular Forces" and more. Near the back is the: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the reports includes some talk of the American colonies, including: "...Petitioners are unable to express that they perceive the trade to his Majesty's American Colonies still continues exposed to the insults of the Spaniards...cont... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2021 15:18

$35.00
188469

FORT STANWIX John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War Ben Franklin 1779 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393172995572

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
188303

Early COLONIAL New Jersey Nova Caesarea Copper Cent Coin PRINT 1787 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373476348846

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England.  * Colonial New Jersey copper coin Within this supplement issue, published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins, one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed American coin." which it is. The print shows both sides, and which includes "E Pluribus Unum" on the reverse. A rare numismatic item. Complete in 68 pages, a banner heading at the top of the first page with the title, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, great condition.

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Ends March 26, 2021 11:07

$178.00
188238

COLONIAL AMERICA Town Layout Diagram Pre Revolutionary War Tensions1770 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373473608243

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares" and various other aspects of such a town. No doubt many 18th century towns in the colonies were laid out using this plan. Also of great interest are over two pages headed "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with a letter: "To the Betrayed Inhabitants of the City & Colony of New York" which is terrific reading on the harsh treatment of the colonists by th... See More  

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Ends March 24, 2021 09:04

$87.00
187947

SECOND BOSTON TEA PARTY Ship Fortune Harbor & Captain James Cook 1774 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373458227909

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, May, 1774  * The Second Boston Tea Party Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title. The most notable report is the historic reporting of the "2nd Boston Tea Party" which mentions: "...a number of persons entered the brig Fortune, Capt. Gorham, who arrived from London on the preceding day, and stove 28 and a half chests of tea, and discharged the contents into the harbour, being the whole of that article which came in said vessel; no damage was done to any other goods..." with a bit more. A fine report of this very historic event which received less attention through history than the "first" Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773. "Debates In th... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2021 13:37

$89.00
171798

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372636175415

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769  * Early America Map PA & MD * 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 two columns of text. T... See More  

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Ends February 25, 2021 06:30

$455.00
186847

Prelude to REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tensions at Boston Captain James Cook 1774 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393082838490

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1774  * Prelude to the Revolutionary War Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title. In "Debates in the Political Club' is mention that: "Lord North said, that the test of the Bostonians will not be the indemnification of the East-India company alone, it will remain in the breast of the king not to restore the port until peace & obedience shall be observed in the port of Boston...". There are several pages on: "Captain Cook's Voyage" around the world. Near the back are several notable American reports, a few bits including: "A great quantity of tents & camp equipment are ordered to be embarked for North America. The report continues to g... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2021 15:00

$63.00
186756

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Letters Signed re. Jay's Treaty 1795 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393074648670

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1795 * George Washington letter * re. Jay's Treaty   Near the back are various news reports including a section headed: "America" which has a letter to the Select Men of Boston signed in type by the President: George Washington, relating to the Jay Treaty. This is followed by a letter from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia to the President, also relating to the Jay Treaty and which is responded to by the President with his signature: G. Washington. Among the articles as noted in the table of contents are: "A Difficulty in the Natural History of Man" "Description of Eckington Church, county Derby" "Extraordinary Instance of Extreme Thirst" "A New University at Halifax, No... See More  

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Ends January 29, 2021 08:43

$37.00
186755

BRITISH JEW BILL Rare Charleston SC South Carolina Engraving 1753 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373410151265

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753  * Early Charleston SC church print * The British Jew Bill - Judaica This issue contains a great full page print of: "St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina" with just a small bit of text on it on the facing page reading: "The church is esteemed one of the most regular & complete structures of the kind in America. The design was sent us from Charles-Town [Charleston] where it has a very advantageous situation at the upper end of a broad extensive street.". Quite rare to find prints of American architecture in this magazine. Another feature article in this issue is: "The Bill Permitting the Jews to be Naturalized by Parliament..." which was a signifi... See More  

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Ends January 29, 2021 08:43

$240.00
186350

TREATY OF FONTAINEBLEAU Seven Years' French and Indian War Ending 1762 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373383485345

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1762  * Treaty of Fontainebleau * French and Indian War Perhaps the most significant content is the full text of the: "Preliminary Articles of Peace..." signed at Fontainebleau, Nov. 3, 1762, among England, France & Spain, which would set the stage for the formal Treaty of Paris that would end the Seven Years' War (French & Indian War for that portion fought in the Americas). This text takes over 4 1/2 pages and has much concerning how the land in America, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands would be divided among the 3 countries to reach an amiable end to the war. This settlement would, however, be contested again in the Revolutionary War. Further on in: "Account of Period... See More  

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Ends January 08, 2021 15:08

$68.00
186221

Early GEORGE WASHINGTON French & Indian War Gov. Robert Dinwiddie 1755 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393040323368

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755  * Early George Washington * Governor Robert Dinwiddie There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, commander in chief of all his majesty's forces on this continent..." and others. There is also a report reading in part: "The poor men who suffered at the meadows with colonel Washington recommend to your favour as they were disabled in the service of their country...".  This is very early & rather rare mention of George Washington, when he was just 23 years old. The very fir... See More  

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Ends January 02, 2021 10:54

$220.00
185641

American Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS Lord Cornwallis & more 1783 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393005346704

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783  * Closing events in the Revolutionary War Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a peace with that country..." and further on is more detailed discussion of the provisional treaty of peace for ending the Revolutionary War. A full page plate of the Cathedral of Eveaux in Normandy is accompanied by a descriptive article. Another article: "The Story of a Young Jewess, lately Banished (from) the Imperial Dominions in Germany" & more. Near the ba... See More  

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Ends December 06, 2020 13:11

$54.00
185640

James SOMERSETT'S CASE Decision Lord Mansfield Slaves SLAVERY Negro1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393005345939

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773  * 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 boon ... See More  

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Ends December 06, 2020 13:10

$93.00
185547

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393002467732

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
184828

EARLY EXPLORERS Southern Hemisphere James Cook - John Bryon & More 1773 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373256332374

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1773  * Early explorers of the World * Captain James Cook & more Among the articles in this issue are: "Origin & Progress of Newspapers" which discussion some of the newsbooks & other newspapers of the mid-17th century; "Some Account of the Chinese Temple" which is accompanied by a full page print titled: "The House of Confucius in Kew Gardens". Also: "An Account of Voyages...for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere & successively performed by Commodore Byron, Capt. Willis, Capt. Carteret, and Capt. Cook in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour..." which has much fine content taking over 4 pages. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest ... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2020 14:02

$41.00
158674

Great Mid 18th Century SHIP of War Detailed ILLUSTRATION 1748 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372124492107

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  * Great ship illustration Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War", with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor". The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well as 17 other features which are listed alphabetically from A to R. A  terrific plate for display for any naval history collector, measuring (with the margins), about 8 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches. Other items in this issue include: "Description of the Cumberland Coast" which includes a small illustration: "V... See More  

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Ends October 02, 2020 14:50

$200.00
184096

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Classical Period Music Composer DEATH 1791 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392928044376

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
183884

JOHN PAUL JONES Revolutionary War Naval Commander & Pirate ? DEATH 1792 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392916044099

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1792 (note the typesetting error of the date on the titlepg.) * John Paul Jones death - pirate ? * Revolutionary War naval commander * "Father of the American Navy" The most interesting item in this issue is the obituary for John Paul  Jones. As can be seen in the report he does not get good press in this British publication (not surprisingly), with portions including: "At Paris, in the utmost poverty, the celebrated Paul Jones. This noted desperado appeared first in the cause of America in April 1778...intent to burn & plunder that town [Whitehaven]...His memorable action with the brave Capt. Pearson of the Serapis, who became his prize...In December, 1783, he arrived in London f... See More  

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Ends September 21, 2020 18:11

$98.00
183277

18th Century FREE TRADE w/ America King George II Era 1738 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392884121493

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1738 * Pre-taxation trade with America Near the back is a letter to the King which contains a request and suggested resolutions providing for the safe passage and free trade of subjects of the King an and about the Americas. The response from the King includes: "I am sensibly touch'd with the many hardships & injuries sustained by my trading subjects in America from the cruelties & unjust depredations of the Spaniards...". Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Characters of Queen Elizabeth & King James I by a French Ambassador" "Chaucer the Father of English Poetry" "Tempting of Adam not Satan's first Sin" "A Dog Endow'd with an Extraordinary Gift" ... See More  

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Ends August 24, 2020 09:32

$42.00
183135

SECOND BOSTON TEA PARTY Ship Fortune in Harbor - Benjamin Franklin 1774 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121162781

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1774 * The Second Boston Tea Party * Dr. Benjamin Franklin Among the articles in this issue are: "...Address & Petition presented to the King...previous to his Majesty's signing the Bill for the better Government of Quebec" "Conjectures Concerning the Phenomenon of Saturn's Ring" "A Wonderful Improvement in the Art of Healing" "New Tour in the Midland Counties of England" "Useful Observations on the Aurora Borealis" and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day. Included is a brief mention of bills which received the royal assent, including: "...for providing quarters for the officers and soldiers in America..." which was the h... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 09:23

$117.00
183134

MARIE ANTOINETTE Queen of France GUILLOTINE Beheaded Execution 1793 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392879711072

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1793 * Marie Antoinette beheaded * The Queen of France * Common hangman Near the back under the heading: "Obituary of Considerable Persons", and amongst the listings of many others, is the very historic report of the beheading of Marie Antoinette, the text beginning: "Guillotined, at Paris, in her 38th year, being born Nov. 2, 1755, Marie Antoinette, the beautiful widow of the later French King, Louis XVI....This unfortunate Princess had been condemned on the preceding day by the Revolutionary Tribunal..." with more concerning her trial as well an account of her execution, reading in part: "...As soon as the Queen left the Conciergerie, to ascend the scaffold, the multitude, w... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 09:23

$184.00
183132

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121162153

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392874197650

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
182740

BATTLE OF QUEBEC the Plains of Abraham Canada - Seven Years' War 1759 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865251199

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, October, 1759 * Battle of the Plains of Abraham * Capture of Quebec, Canada This issue contains a terrific & very detailed account of the Battle of Quebec, headed "Operations of the Army Before Quebec" and "Authentic Accounts of the Proceedings Before Quebec", taking seven pages of text and includes the "Articles of Capitulation Agreed on Between Gen. Townshend & M. DeRamzay, commander of Quebec" (see for portions). Also within: "Instructions for Making Wine in America", which is an extremely early report on wine making in the colonies (see photos for a portion of the text). The full page plate titled: "A Map of the Island of Orleans with the Environs of Quebec" i... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:14

$98.00
182620

ISLAND OF TOBAGO MAP Caribbean 1778 Revolutionary War Colonies PEACE ? Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392858457585

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 * Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago * American Revolutionary War era A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches & is in very nice condition. Also included in the issue is: "Narrative of the Negotiation in America" concerning the "...commissioners empowered by his Majesty to quiet the disorders & restore peace in the American Colonies...", which takes over nine pages. Part of this lengthy re... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:05

$110.00
182296

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392849552226

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
182295

ADMIRAL JOHN BYNG Execution on HMS Monarch & Early NORTH POLE MAP 1757 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392849551799

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1757 * Admiral John Byng execution * HMS Monarch - Royal Navy * Battle of Minorca failure * Early North Pole map The prime feature of this issue is a large foldout map titled: "A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands & seas in the Great Chains of Mountains which traverse the Globe from the North Pole...". It is a map of the world from the perspective of the North Pole. Typically this map is missing from the issue due to its desirability so we are pleased to be able to offer it along with the issue. It folds out to measures 12 by 14 inches. There is a related article as well. The issue begins with over four pages taken up with the: "Trial of the late Ad... See More  

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Ends July 23, 2020 15:12

$190.00
181981

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084122151

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 July 15, 2020 07:09

$195.00
181980

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084122089

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392813853412

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392795433377

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
180898

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373037581548

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: 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 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. Near t... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2020 06:40

$388.00
180897

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392782086368

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 May 30, 2020 06:40

$128.00
180232

BATTLE OF FORT FRONTENAC Ends w/ UK Capture French and Indian War 1758 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373013386872

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758 * Fort Frontenac captured * French and Indian War The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the site of present-day Kingston, Ontario. The report begins: "I landed with the troops within a mile of fort Frontenac without opposition the 25th: the garrison surrendered prisoner of war the 27th...It was a square fort of 100 yards the exterior side and had in it 110 men..." with more. This event was led by English Col. John Bradstreet. Included also is the list of: "... See More  

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Ends May 06, 2020 15:21

$85.00
180231

BATTLE OF DETROIT Bushy Run Fort Pitt Pontiac's Rebellion INDIANS 1763 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392752312828

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1763 * Battles of Bushy Run & Detroit * Western Pennsylvania * Pontiac's Rebellion The prime content in this issue is: "By the King, a Proclamation" which calls for the disposition of newly acquired American territories, which does not allow English settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains, and requires all colonists already settled in those regions to return east. Any purchase of Indian land west of the Appalachians is strictly forbidden. This historic Proclamation takes 3 pages. Among the other articles noted in the table of contents are: "Instructions for the Preservation of Health in the Navy" "Boundaries of Quebeck Government" "Of East Florida, West "Florida, and ... See More  

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Ends May 06, 2020 15:21

$155.00
180178

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392748073826

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373009777512

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
180171

JEW BILL Jewish Naturalisation Act Repealed in Parliament JEWS 1754 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392748066542

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1754 * Jewish Naturalisation Act repealed The prime content would be under the heading: "A Summary of the Proceedings in the Last Sessions of Parliament..." which reports the repeal of the famous Jew Bill of 1753. In 1753 a bill passed Parliament to allow Jews to become naturalized citizens but an uproar caused the bill to be reconsidered, as noted in this report. A portion of the report--the entirety of which can be seen in the photos--includes: "...a motion was made...for repealing an act which passed the last sessions, to permit persons professing the Jewish religion to be naturalized by parliament; but this being contrary to form...the same day a motion was made i... See More  

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Ends May 02, 2020 14:49

$145.00
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
179461

18th Century BALKAN PENINISULA Balkans Turkey in Europe & More MAP 1770 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392716954003

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 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" (see). 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 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches (see). There is an article: "A Review of the Present State of the War between the Russians and Turks..." which relates to this map, and also an article: "Particular... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 08:28

$128.00
179457

CORNWALLIS SURRENDER General Benedict Arnold Revolutionary War 1781 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372977273648

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 * American Revolutionary War * Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt. * General Benedict Arnold Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27. The report reads in part: "We are extremely sorry to inform our reads...dispatches...dated the 29th of October, informing that on the 19th of the same month Lord Cornwallis, with the troops under his command, forming about 7000 in number and composed of the flower of the British troops in America, found himself under the necessity of capitulating to the French. The particulars of this... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 08:21

$320.00
179357

(2) 18th Century MAPS Coast of France & More French and Indian War 1758 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372972458804

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1758 * 2 nice 18th century maps * French and Indian War The prime feature of this issue would be the two maps included, although only one is called for. One is a very nice foldout map titled within the cartouche: "A Complete Chart of the Coast of France from Ostend to Cape Finistrerr, including the Opposite Coast of the British Channel", folding out to 8 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches. Great condition. The second map is the one called for in this issue: "A Map of the Country Round Dresden, with the towns and fortresses..." showing a portion of present-day Germany. It folds out to 8 1/2 by 10 inches and is in very nice condition also. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which... See More  

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Ends April 02, 2020 15:53

$167.00
179355

Early BOTANY BAY New South Wales Australia CONVICTS Penal Colony 1788 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372972456219

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 * Botany Bay, Australia * Penal Colony - Convicts * Early chess - Benjamin Franklin Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about the middle of Nov. and to proceed directly for their place of destination. They were very healthy, and the convicts very orderly. The number of deaths from England to the Cape amounted to 21." This is a very early account of the use of Australia as a penal colony, and the establishment of the very first British settlement there. Two pages have considerable ... See More  

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Ends April 02, 2020 15:52

$115.00
179354

KING LOUIS XVI of France Conspiracy GUILLOTINE Execution Print 1793 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372972455442

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 with 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 (see). Ultimately they report: "...I vote for Death! Ah! could we but as easily dispose of all Tyrants!...the pre... See More  

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Ends April 02, 2020 15:52

$259.00
179352

General GEORGE WASHINGTON Crosses Crossing the DELWARE Rev. War 1777 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372972453068

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1777 * General George Washington * Crosses - crossing the Delaware The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of an enterprize, which I had formed against a detachment of the enemy lying in Trenton, and was executed yesterday morning. The evening of the 25th I ordered the troops intended for this purpose to parade to the back of McKenky's Ferry that they might begin to pass as soon as it grew dark...but the quantity of ice made that night, impeded the passage of the boats s... See More  

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Ends April 02, 2020 15:51

$470.00
178655

Historic GEORGE WASHINGTON Farewell Address Orders to Army Troops 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372941379681

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1783 * General George Washington * Farewell address to Continental Army A 2 issue set. The August issue has a section headed: "Authentic Papers Relative to American Affairs" includes reference to learning of the Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War, and also includes a "Resolve" from Congress concerning the mutinous soldiers in Washington's army, along with Washington's reply. This is followed by "A Proclamation" from Congress which begins in part: "Whereas a body of armed soldiers in the service of the United States...having mutinously renounced their obedience to their officers..." with more (see for portions). This is followed by the first portion of G... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2020 15:15

$230.00
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
177833

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Water Spouts Doctrine Prints Plates 1788 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372891517121

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin on water spouts * Post Revolutionary War era Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts. An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the British court are endeavouring in some measure to discourage the American trade, the French are pursuing the quite contrary policy..." with more taking more than a full page. Among other items of interest in this magazine are: "Original Letter on the Salmon Fishery in the Tweed"... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:21

$69.00
177689

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392596701535

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice condition, here is an opportunity for a period printing at a very reasonable price. The title/contents page of this issue, with a decorative engraving, includes: "Declaration of American Independency 361" referencing the page with the actual printing ... See More  

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Ends January 19, 2020 15:10

$3,995.00
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