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Item # 680141

September 15, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 15, 1670  An early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665.
The back page has a report noting: "A privateer of Santa Maura...having one hundred men on board, was twice met by a Tartane & let pass by virtue of a flag of St. Mark which they put up: some days after the same Pyrate landed 40 men in Terra Firma...and met with some plunder and several prisoners, and took two small barks away with them with about 30 men who were on board them; this gave an alarm to the neighborhood, who immediately manned out a frigate which for some time gave chace to the Pyrate but was not able to come up with her."
Rare to find mention of pirates in a period newspaper.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 7 by 11 inches, good condition.

Item from Catalog 343 (released for June, 2024)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's