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Great map of the West Indies & America...
Item # 666255 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 variety of news items, literary reports, political happenings, etc. Articles noted in the table of contents include: "A Present to the Society of Ghostmongers" "The Notion of Ghosts & Apparitions Seriously Considered" "Early Method of Recruiting the Navy & Army" "Declaration of War by Spain" & more.
The mentioned map is the only plate called for in this issue.
The issue measures 5 by 8 inches,with the full title/contents page & engraving of St. John's Gate. In nice, clean condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's