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Terrific foldout map of St. Augustine, Florida, & vicinity... And a map of Chagre, Panama...



Item # 673227
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, & the English Camp before it June 20, 1740" which is a very nice print showing the castle along the Matanza River plus the position of various ships, troops, and other features noted in the key beneath the print . The map measures 7 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches, and is in very nice condition. This is a very early map of St. Augustine, Florida, & the vicinity.
Relating to this is an article near the back which begins: "As to the progress of the war against the Spaniards at Fort St. Augustine, the condition of which place we described....have to add that the castle was bomb-proof, the walls 50 foot high..." and much more. Included is mention of General Oglethorpe and others
Additionally, present is a foldout map: "An Exact Draught of the Castle of San Lorenzo & Village & River of Chagre..." which is in present day Panama. This map measures 6 by 7 3/4 inches, in very nice condition.
Curiously, these two maps are occasionally found in the November, 1740 issue as both issues have content relating to St. Augustine.
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page, 5 by 8 inches, great condition.

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 305 (released for April, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's