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642035

Obituary of naval hero John Paul Jones...

Item #642035
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 s... See More  

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$98.00
642030

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #642030
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 ... See More  

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$259.00
641387

Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

Item #641387
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it. The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: "... See More  

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641376

Washington's letter resigning as commander-in-chief...

Item #641376
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 Congre... See More  

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$230.00
641361

Great foldout map of the world... French & Indian War...

Item #641361
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1755   Certainly the prime item in this issue is the great foldout map titled: "A Map of the World on Mercator's Projection" which shows the entire world, although portions of unexplored Canada and the northwest of America are undefined (see). This map folds out to measure 8 by 11 1/2 inches, bound in close to the bottom porti... See More  

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$240.00
641358

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #641358
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  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" (see). The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10... See More  

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641357

Concerning the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga... Foldout map of Dominica...

Item #641357
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778  The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More  

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641350

Significant & rare Judaica print... Synagogue at Amsterdam...

Item #641350
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1778



* Rosh Hashanah - the sounding of the ram's horn - print

* Rare look inside the Synagogue at Amsterdam


* General Burgoyne re: the Battle of Saratoga



Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice, rare foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam,... See More  

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640802

Philadelphia described... Discussion on the Jew Bill...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1753  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 answ... See More  

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$118.00
640800

British Jew Bill... Engraving of a church in Charleston...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753  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
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$240.00
640776

French & Indian War... Braddock at Fort DuQuesne...

Item #640776
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1755  Over two pages are taken up with: "A Scheme Proposed for Driving the French out of the Continent of America in one Year's Time" which includes some interesting reporting on the on-going French & Indian War, including a list of 14 items which could be done to be successful (see). Bits include: "The seven ships built ... See More  

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640770

Virginia... Repeal of the British Jew Bill of 1753...

Item #640770
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 b
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$145.00
640673

The doctrine of original sin... James Logan's legacy to Philadelphia...

Item #640673
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766  Most of a column is taken up with: "American News".

Articles within this issue include: "Logan's Legacy to the City of Philadelphia" being a library of books, "On the Doctrine of Original Sin", "A newly Discovered Power in Spiders" which includes an illustration, much on: "Considerations on... See More  

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640634

A tornado described and illustrated...

Item #640634

August 01, 1799

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, August, 1799  Included is a very interesting letter taking nearly half a page which describes the "phenomenon" of what we consider a relative common cyclone, or tornado. But apparently at the time, in England, such events were almost unknown. Interesting reading as the eye-witness describes the tornado (see). Adjacent to it is a full page plate... See More  

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640631

Plate of erupting Mount Vesuvius...

Item #640631
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1767  This issue features a terrific full page plate captioned: "Mount Vesuvius with its Eruptions in the Year 1767" which is accompanied by a detailed article as well (see).

There is an article: "Resolutions of the Province of New York"

Among the articles within are: "Remarkable Trials in the Star Chamber" "... See More  

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640629

Print of counterfeit coins... Oliver Cromwell...

Item #640629
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1741



* Engraving of counterfeit coins

* Much on Oliver Cromwell



Near the back is an article on counterfeit coins, including two engravings of a shilling and a guinea (see). Among other articles are: "A Slight Worse than an Injury" "Influence of Cromwell's Hypocrisy" "Bad Tendency of Modern Good Breeding&qu
... See More  

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$29.00
640628

Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed...

Item #640628
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, April, 1739  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice report of the execution of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin. See the hyperlink for much more on him. The report includes: "The notorious Richard Turpin, and John Stead, were executed at York for horse stealing. Turpin behaved in an undaunted manner; as he mounted the ladder, feeling hi... See More  

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640626

Comets, stars and astronomy interest...

Item #640626
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1742  One of the articles is concerning a comet,and it includes a nearly half page engraving of various celestial bodies including the comet discussed.

Other items in this issue include: "The Art of Deciphering" "Debate in Holland on Augmenting their Forces" "Observations on Scheme V for Registering Wool" a poem t
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640625

Stomach cleansing brush...

Item #640625
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, 1750  This "Supplement" issue was created at the end of the year.

The first article is the continuation of the: "History of the Crusades" with related subheads including "Jerusalem Retaken--Crusade against the Pagans". Other articles include: "Lunar Observations", "Amendment Proposed
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640622

A letter from Ben Franklin...

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SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London.  This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More  

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640621

First settlement in Australia: Botany Bay...

Item #640621
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1789 



* Commodore Philips arrives at Botany Bay

* Early report on settling Australia



By far the most significant item is the first detailed account in print (London Chronicle of Feb. 24 gives a one sentence report) of the settlement at Botany Bay by Captain Arthur Philips. The article takes approximately 2 1/2 columns and includes details of... See More  

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640617

First image of a balloon flight in any periodical? "Peter the Wild Boy"...

Item #640617

February 01, 1785

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 ... See More  

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640612

Establishing a penal colony in Australia... Mention of Franklin...

Item #640612
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 t... See More  

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640499

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #640499
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 Settleme
... See More  

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$520.00
640495

Map of South America... Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #640495

January 01, 1749

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map of "South America" which folds out to 9 1/2 by 11 inches. A very displayable & detailed map in great condition.

Among the articles within are: "Articles of the Treaty of Utrecht" between England and France, which takes over 3 pages and i
... See More  

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640493

Nice plates, including a cross section of a ship...

Item #640493
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748  Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu
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640478

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... Foldout map of Africa...

Item #640478
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Si... See More  

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640477

Off to Savannah, Georgia... Early on the game of chess...

Item #640477
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1733



* Early article on playing the game of Chess

* Settlers off to the colony of Georgia




Near the back is a short bit reading: "Embarked on board the Savannah, 132 persons for the new Colony of Georgia."

There is also a very nice & early article on the game of chess, headed: "Of The Game of Chess" which begins: "... See More  

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640466

A voyage around the world...

Item #640466
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1769  The first five pages of this issue are taken up with: "A Short Account of the Voyage of the Swallow Sloop Round the World" which includes much descriptive text (see for beginning). a note on a pamphlet titled: "The true constitutional Means for Putting an end to the disputes between Great Britain & the American Colonies"... See More  

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640462

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

Item #640462
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 



* Great & early article on the game of 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 i
... See More  

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640457

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #640457
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 by 7 inches. There is a related article head
... See More  

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640456

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #640456
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 id... See More  

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640368

Early study on the gout disease...

Item #640368
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1807  The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an article on the causes of gout.

Complete in 55 pages and is in nice condition due to the use ... See More  

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640367

Early prevention Of dueling...

Item #640367
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  England, September, 1807  The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an article on the prevention of dueling amongst the people.

Complete in 50+ pages.... See More  

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640365

Sea used for bathing... gypsies...

Item #640365
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1802  The first page has an an article on the use of the sea for bathing purposes. "As the origin of the General Sea-bathing Infirmary at Margate... as long as science and humanity shall be united, in facilitating the easy access to medical aid, and in perfecting the restoration of health to the lower classes of the community...&q... See More  

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640340

George Washington letters regarding the Jay Treaty...

Item #640340
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1795 

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... See More  

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$37.00
640325

Cook's voyage to the Hawaiian Islands with a related print...

Item #640325
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook death

* Third Voyage - 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 February, 1779 when he returned to the Hawaiian... See More  

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$177.00
640308

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with a related print...

Item #640308
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 expl... See More  

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$148.00
640305

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with a related print..

Item #640305
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 ... See More  

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$146.00
640301

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with two related prints...

Item #640301
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, January, 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 July, 1778 when he was exploring the far... See More  

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$156.00
640292

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Prince William Sound...

Item #640292
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), November, 1784 



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of 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 May, 1778 when they were exploring the Nor... See More  

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$147.00
640272

Death of John Hancock...

Item #640272
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... See More  

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$58.00
640266

Great map of the West Indies & America...

Item #640266
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762  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 Cari... See More  

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$415.00
640260

Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #640260
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... See More  

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$455.00
640258

The decision in the James Somersett slave case... News from America...

Item #640258
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 sl... See More  

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$125.00
640255

Ben Franklin... The "second" Boston Tea Party...

Item #640255
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... See More  

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$117.00
640175

French & Indian War... Death of the King of England... Montreal...

Item #640175
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 ... See More  

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$89.00
640122

Map of the Balkan Peninsula...

Item #640122
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 ... See More  

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$128.00
640093

Map of the Island of Martinique... Early American Indians...

Item #640093
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&quo... See More  

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$90.00
640090

Two great maps plus some French & Indian War content...

Item #640090
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 C... See More  

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$167.00
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