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18th Century CARIBBEAN ISLANDS MAP & re. Ben Franklin Kite Experiment Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372862996384

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756 The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map folds out to 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches and is in very nice, clean condition. This map is rarely found within the issue as most were removed years ago. Further inside the issue is a very detailed 2 1/2 pg. article on: "A Paper Kite Electrified by a Storm" by M. de Romas, being an experiment very much like Ben Franklin's a bit earlier. Indeed, a footnote includes: "M. de Ro... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2020 07:51

$340.00
177173

BOTANY BAY AUSTRALIA Admiral Arthur Phillip & African Slave Trade 1788 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372862992084

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, April, 1788 * Botany Bay, Australia - Admiral Arthur Phillip * Northern plantations act to discourage the slave trade Within this issue is a report concerning Commodore Phillips at Botany Bay reading: "The Botany fleet arrived at the Cape on the 13th of October, after a passage from Rio de Janeiro of only five weeks & four days. Commodore Phillips, after supplying the ships with sea stores, means to purchase live stock of every kind the country affords & then to proceed in a direct course to the place of is destination, unless driven by stress of weather to alter it.". This report coincides with the historical record which indicates Phillips stopped off at Brazil for various supplies ... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2020 07:45

$95.00
176463

ORIGINS OF CHESS Strategy Checkered Board Game Mind Sport 1742 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392519695415

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742 One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." and further on is: "...With this view, he invented the game of chess, where the King, although the most considerable of all the pieces, is both impotent to attack as well as defend himself against his enemies, with the assistance of his subjects and soldiers. The new game soon became famous, the King of the Indies heard of it and would learn it...shewing him the sk... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2019 09:46

$78.00
176341

BRITISH & AMERICAN Relations Early in the Revolutionary War Told 1782 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392508568283

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1782 * American Revolutionary War relations Under the book review section is: "A View of the History of Great Britain During the Administration of Lord North..." which includes much reflection on the situation in America from 1774 through 1777. Plus there is another review of the book: "Considerations on the American War Under the Following Heads: American Independency, Pursuit of the War, War of Posts, Plan of Operations, French Policy." Also a great full page plate of: "The Crested Falcon" which has a related article as well. The other plate called for is lacking. Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition. Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Maga... See More  

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Ends November 30, 2019 14:10

$59.00
176291

JOHN HANCOCK American Revolution Patriot Statesman Governor DEATH 1793 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392506720280

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793 * John Hancock death (1st report) * American revolution patriot * Declaration of Independence fame Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock. Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years immediately preceding and during the Revolutionary War would be given such trivial notice in this magazine. The report comes under the heading: "Deaths" and reads, amongst many others: "At Boston, in New England, aged 57, his Excellency John ... See More  

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Ends November 29, 2019 13:55

$58.00
175329

Great 18th Century EUROPEAN MAP - French and Indian War OSWEGO 1756 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372775128604

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 * Great & quite large map of Europe * Oswego - French & Indian War * Judaica - Jewish content The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, and parts of the Middle East including Jerusalem, Joppa, Cairo, & Cyprus. This map measures 13 1/4 by 16 1/2 inches, margins being sufficiently wide. There is some off-setting of ink in the two right corners, from having been folded into itself for over 250 years. Otherwise in excellent condition. Under the heading near the back: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning... See More  

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Ends October 18, 2019 14:44

$190.00
173986

Historic GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential Election WINNER John Adams 1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372707143564

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 * George Washington elected 1st president of U.S. * Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic) Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in the photos, however portions include: "The 4th of March, being the day appointed by the ordinance of Congress for proceedings to commence under the new Federal Constitution, the morning was ushered in by a discharge of 14 cannon...it was found that George Washington, Esq. was unanimously elected President, and John Adams, Esq. with a very few dissidents... See More  

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Ends August 08, 2019 08:11

$345.00
173985

MUTINY ON THE HMS BOUNTY Royal Navy Captain William Bligh 1790 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372707143394

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790 * Mutiny on the Bounty * Captain William Bligh Near the back of this issue (starting on page 463) is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their Singularity & Importance are worthy to be recorded." which begins: "The first that attracted the public notice was a mutiny on board the Bounty..." with the detailed, carrying over to the next page, with mention of Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian, & others, with the actual account of the mutiny (see images for details). A f... See More  

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Ends August 08, 2019 08:10

$285.00
173450

Rare French and Indian War AMERICA MAP w/ Forts Oswego & Ontario 1757 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392312289873

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 * Forts Oswego and Ontario * French and Indian war with map Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed "Account of the Surrender of Fort Granville". Included as well is a very nice half page map headed: "Plan of the Forts Ontario and Oswego with Part of the River Onondago and Lake Ontario", including a key to the noted points on the map (see photos). Only a small portion of the text is shown in the photos. The more significant item in this issue is the great a... See More  

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Ends July 11, 2019 08:56

$455.00
173255

Best KING GEORGE II of Great Britain DEATH - French and Indian War 1760 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392304971902

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760 * George II of Great Britain death * French and Indian War Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the Town of Mont Royal, commonly called Montreal..." and this is followed by: "Translation of a very Extraordinary Letter...Before the Arrival of our Troops at Montreal". The corresponding map is lacking. Among other articles in this issue are: "A Remark upon one part of the Memoirs of the late Mr. Handel" "The Phenomenon of the Milky Way Accounted for" "Descript... See More  

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Ends June 28, 2019 14:49

$89.00
171699

BATTLE OF DETTINGEN War of the Austrian Succession w/ Diagram 1743 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263035978

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1743 This issue includes a nice & quite detailed full page map headed: "Plan of the Battle of Dettingen, as Published by Authority" plus a full page key noting the various locations on the map. The Battle of Dettingen, part of the War of Austrian Succession, was a highly significant victory for the British Army, being the only time in modern history that a British force has been led into battle by a reigning monarch: King George II. There is a full page chart headed: "Grants in Q. Anne's Wars". Two full pages are taken up with a list of: "Ships Taken by the Spaniards since our last List". Over a full pg. is taken up with: "A Funeral Oration" from Boston, in New England, for th... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:12

$50.00
171698

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263035738

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 19, 2019 12:11

$165.00
170318

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372582150407

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 February 27, 2019 15:12

$435.00
169696

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK'S Third Voyage Aleutian Hawaiian Islands PRINT 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556577544

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook - Third Voyage * Aleutian & Hawaiian Islands 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 after October, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, extending into what are now called the Aleutian Islands & to the Bering Strait then the Arctic Ocean before having to turn back due to ice. As noted in "The Content" at the beginning of the front page, topics include: "Description of the Russia Settlement Oon... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:29

$148.00
168306

Island of MARTINIQUE Map Carribbean Guadeloupe & American Indians 1759 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392172074049

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1759 * Island of Martinique map * Early Native American - Indians Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Martinico from the latest & best Authorities." with an inset labeled: "A Map of that Part of Guadaloupe where the English made their Defense, Jan. 23, 1759" The map shows considerable detail (see photos) and measures 8 3/4 by 10 inches and is in great condition. There is a related article titled: "Description of Guadaloupe" as noted in the table of contents. Another notable item in the issue is a report on a treaty with the Indians in Easton, Pennsylvania. The article takes the equivalent of a nearly a full page and... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2018 15:28

$90.00
167304

Scottish Novelist SIR WALTER SCOTT 1st Baronet DEATH 1832 Gentlemen's Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392143271202

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, October, 1832 * Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet's death Near the back of the issue is the obituary for Sir Walter Scott taking nearly 24 pages. Although lengthy and informative, the first line of the obituary may describe him best: "Sept. 21. At Abbotsford, Co. Roxburgh, aged 61. Sir Walter Scott, Bart. the proudest name in the modern annals of literature." There is also a half page engraving: "Dryburgh Abbey, The Burial Place Of Sir Walter Scott". Includes the plates called for (some water staining to a portion of one) save for the map of Western China. Complete in 104 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches, full title/index page, good condition.

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Ends November 07, 2018 14:19

$55.00
166240

18th Century MAP OF ITALY Tuscany Naples & More - COMETS w/ Print 1742 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372417902139

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1742 * 18th century map of Italy * Comets with diagram Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice full page: "Map of Italy" which shows the various borders of the states at that time, including Tuscany, Naples, Ecclesiastical State, Milan, Savoy, Venice, and more (see). Also included with the maps are Corsica, Sardinia, a portion of Sicily, as well as portions of France (including Provence), Germany, and Turkey. There are two articles on comets, with two engravings of them. Other items in this issue include: "The Art of Deciphering" which is on translating the Dutch language; and: "The Latin Language" "The Life of Peter Burman... See More  

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Ends September 27, 2018 15:41

$88.00
166238

Early & Rare 18th Century CANADA Hudson Bay North America MAP 1790 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372417899910

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1790 * Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice, attached fold-out map: "A Map showing the communication of the Lakes and the Rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America." The map shows the extreme western parts of Lake Superior and "Hudson's Bay", "Lake Winiping (now Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba) and other landmarks across what is now Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, to "Queen Charlotte's Island". Northern and northwestern points shown include Slave Lake in what is now the Northwest Territories, "Pr. William Sound" and Cook's River (both in Alaska). The map ... See More  

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Ends September 27, 2018 15:40

$236.00
166130

COLONIAL AMERICA Town Layout Diagram & Patagonian PENGUIN Print 1769 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392111605202

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1769 Within this issue is an interesting article: "Plan for Settling New Colonies" which includes an illustration showing how a town in an American colony is best laid out with a "middle square", the "first street", "second street", location of houses and roads, etc. (see). The article describes how such towns are to be created, & includes: "...The design is to settle 124 families together in one town & to give each of them there sufficient ground for a house, barn and stable, a yard for poultry, a garden of one acre and land enough to keep one cow, all close to one another...The whole contains a portion of land 3 miles square with the town in the middle... See More  

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Ends September 26, 2018 08:55

$65.00
165033

SIR FRANCIS BERNARD Massachusetts Governor Pre Revolutionary War 1768 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392080113136

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1768 * Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet The prime feature is: "A Letter from the Earl of Shelburne to his Excellency Governor Barnard" of Massachusetts, which is followed by a piece prefaced with: "The General Assembly of Massachusetts Bay having treated the above letter with great freedom, Governor Bernard put an end to the Session with the following speech..." (see). Further on is: "An Address to the People. Friends & Countrymen, well-wishers to the Glorious Cause of Liberty". Among additional articles are: "The Claims of the French to Newfoundland, Considered" "An Account of the American Armadilla" which includes a nice full page plate of what we ... See More  

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Ends August 08, 2018 15:21

$55.00
164978

1st BALLOONING PRINT Jean-Pierre Blanchard & Peter the Wild Boy 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392077829632

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 * Jean-Pierre Blanchard * 1st English Channel crossing print * "Peter the Wild Boy" Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the title/contents page. This was the very first crossing of the English Channel by balloon, and could well be the earliest image of any balloon flight to appear in any periodical. A related article with much detail on the flight is found in the January issue. Included is an article which references the first American Episcopal bishop... See More  

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Ends August 04, 2018 14:23

$128.00
164975

(2) HMS VICTORY Royal Navy Ship w/ Sir John Balchen LOST at Sea 1744 Magazines


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392077828464

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744 * HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found! October issue: Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of 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.” There are two reports of this ship's ... See More  

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Ends August 04, 2018 14:20

$77.00
164634

Captain JAMES COOK Voyage Discoveries w/ MAP Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372336940060

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 * Captain James Cook * Discoveries map * Great year to have (1776) This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referred to in p. 119" and page 119 is the mentioned article. The map measures 5 by 8 1/4 inches, is a bit irregular at the right margin and close-trimmed at the bottom affecting the border but not the map. Another unrelated map is called for but is lacking. Lengthy text on: "Account of the Proceedings of ... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2018 15:45

$380.00
164261

Queen Charlotte & King George III Marriage & Coronation - 1761 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372320175166

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1761 (a two issue set) * Princess Charlotte Of Mecklemberg & King George III * Marriage & Coronation in an authentic British publication * Charlotte becomes 1st Black Royal (?) - see note below The August issue has: details, songs, and plates related to the marriage and Coronation of William III and Charlotte, Princess Mecklemberg. Also included is a detailed historical account (taking nearly 8 pages) of the Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary, from 1685, which mentions their Coronation being used as the precedent for the coming Coronation. Articles included welcome the soon to be Queen, and mention of her pending arrival. Plates c... See More  

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Ends June 29, 2018 15:36

$225.00
164106

HMS VICTORY Royal Navy Ship w/ Sir John Balchen LOST at Sea 1744 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392050146823

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1744 * HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found! Certainly the most notable report in this issue is the report of 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 ... See More  

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Ends June 22, 2018 15:43

$52.00
162294

Great WEST INDIES Southeast U.S. Carribbean RARE 18th Century 1740 Foldout MAP


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392003347483

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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 Tex... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2018 14:45

$520.00
161938

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK'S Third Voyage - Norton Sound Alaska w/ Print 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372241019056

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook * Third Voyage - Bering Sea - Alaska 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 after August, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, extending into what are now called the Aleutian Islands & to the Bering Strait then the Arctic Ocean before having to turn back due to ice. As noted in "The Content" at the beginning of the front page, topics include: "Return to the So... See More  

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Ends April 05, 2018 12:09

$146.00
160280

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372188422829

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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 bu... See More  

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Ends February 07, 2018 11:35

$37.00
158895

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131223736

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772 * Somersett's case * Slaves - slavery Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark slavery case which received wide attention (see the Wikipedia for much more on Somersett & his legal case). The report reads in part: "The Court of King's Bench gave judgment in the case of Somerset the slave, viz. that Mr. Stuart his master had no power to compel him on board a ship or to send him back to the plantations..... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 12:31

$125.00
156826

GREAT & Early 18th Century CRICKET Sports Article 1743 London England Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391878747930

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 * Great & early article on cricket * Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very innocent & wholesome exercise, yet it may be abused if either great or little people make it their business. It is grossly abused when it is made the subject of publick advertisements to draw together great crowds of people who ought all of them to be somewhere else..." with much more. This article takes about 1 3/4 columns. Present are two... See More  

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Ends October 01, 2017 14:17

$160.00
155635

ADMIRAL JOHN BYNG DEATH Royal Navy & Early Electricity Study 1757 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372017924517

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1757 * Early regarding electricity * Much on the death of Admiral John Byng The first article is: "State of our African Settlements" taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Utility of a Tax Upon Dogs" "Remarks on the Expected Comet" "New Properties of Electricity" "Circumstantial Account of the Death of Admiral Byng" which takes over 2 pages; and many other items. There are a few brief items from or about America but nothing of significance. Included is a plate called for which is a foldout (see). Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches with a full title/contents page which includes an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition. A ve... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2017 15:27

$54.00
150992

MOUNT VESUVIUS Stratovolcano Gulf of Naples Italy ERUPTION Plate 1769 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391668901939

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1769 * Mount Vesuvius eruption * Gulf of Naples, Italy The reverse side of the title/contents page is entirely taken up with: "Advices from the American Continent" which begins: "Private animosities break out almost every day into outrage at Boston between the king's officers and the leaders of opposition to the late measures..." with much more (see). Other articles in this issue include: "Observations on the Putrid Sore Throat in America" which takes over 2 pages; "Curious Account of the late Eruption at Vesuvius" which includes a plate folding out to ten inches showing 4 prints of it (see), and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Ch... See More  

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Ends February 03, 2017 15:53

$46.00
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