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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.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's