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Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...
Item # 682567 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736
"A Map of the Old World, as it Appeared before God Destroy'd it with the Waters of the Flood."
Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation" with an accompanying & sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared Before God Destroy'd it With the Waters of the Flood".
This plate measures 8 by 5 inches and is in very nice condition. We believe this to be the very first map to appear in this long-running & revered magazine.
Near the back is a short bit noting: "The trustees for the colony of Georgia gave instructions to Mr. Von Reck to fetch more Protestants from Germany to be provided for in Georgia; those already there proving a very religious, diligent, & governable people."
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St., John's Gate, very nice 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