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Oglethorpe in Georgia... Gentleman's Magazine's 1st fold-out plate...



Item # 672373
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1739  One of the better articles in this issue contains two letters datelined "Frederica in Georgia, Oct. 8, 1738" and "Savannah in Georgia, Oct. 22, 1738" which includes: "General Oglethorpe set out of Frederica on the 8th of October...He was received by the magistrates at the Waterside & saluted by the cannon & militia under arms...On the 13th the Indians came down the river from Tomo Chichi's house of the Chickaws..." with much more, telling of Oglethorpe's arrival at Savannah, the Indians' reception, defenses against Spanish encroachments, etc. This text takes close to two pages.
The "Map of Crim" (Crimea) is present - which is uncommon. Being the first fold-out plate offered in a Gentleman's Magazine, it has often been extracted. It folds out to 13 1/2 by 12 inches and is in great condition.
It is titled: "Exact Map of the CRIM, (Formerly TAURICA CHERSONESUS) Part of Lesser Tartary, the Sea of ASOPH, and the adjacent Country of the Kuban Tartars". It shows the Crimean peninsula and areas surrounding the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Accompanying text notes: "Explanations of the map, as published by the Academy at Petersburgh from the chart sent by the Generals Lacy and Munich, in 1736 and 1737" which essentially describes the different Russian and Turkish encampments.
Complete in 52 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures 5 1/4 by 8 inches, a strengthening strip is at the spine margin of the title page only. Nice condition. The notable map is included.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Item from Catalog 343 (released for June, 2024)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's