Botany Bay... George Washington...
Item # 675457 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1791 Included is an interesting article headed: "Botany Bay" being a letter from Mr. White, surgeon-general at Botany Bay datelined Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales, April 17, 1790. This articles takes a bit over a full page.
This is followed by an article headed: "America" which includes a portion of President George Washington's speech to Congress on the opening of the current session relating to the incursion of Indians into settled areas, beginning: "It has been heretofore known to Congress that frequent incursions have been made to our frontier settlements by certain banditti if Indians from the north-west side of the Ohio...".
Among other articles within are: "On The Antiquity of Oxford & Cambridge" "Remarks on Ferber's Theory of the Formation of Volcanoes" "Original Letter of Oliver Cromwell" dated April 17, 1643, and much more.
All three plates called for are present.
Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/4 inches with untrimmed margins, great condition.
A very nice magazine from the late 18th century 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