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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" 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 includes: "...At this treaty the governors of Pennsylvania & New Jersey attended...These were met at Easton, about 90 miles from Philadelphia by the Mohawks, Oneidoes, Onondagoes, Cayugas, Senecas, Tuscaroras, Nanticokes, and Conoys, Tuteloes, Chugnuts, Delawares and Unamies, Munseys..." with more (see).
Other articles in the issue noted in the table of contents include:
"Meteorological Journal of the Weather" "Conquest of Spain by the Romans" "Ancient Manner of Sealing Deeds" "Church of Rome Vindicated from the Charge of Authorizing Murder" "Treatise on Captures at War" and more.
The entire back page is taken up with a chart headed: "Each Day's Price of Stocks in March, 1759".
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page, measures 5 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches with wide untrimmed margins, very nice condition.
A very nice issue from during the French & Indian War with war-related content as well as other news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's