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Map of St. Petersburg... On the Georgia alligator & how Oglethorpe treated them...



Item # 683024
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749  Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with its Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 by 10 1/2 inches & is in nice condition.
Articles within include: "Consequences of Relaxing the Laws against Suicide" "Description & Use of a New Electrometer" with an illustration; "Description of a New Water Bellows".
"Different Crocodiles" is about the animal in Georgia, one bit noting: "...Of reptiles, the crocodile, which seems to be the chief, abounds in all the rivers of Georgia; they call the alligators. I have seen some of these, I believe, 12 foot long..." with more on them.
Also: "...When Mr. Oglethorpe was first at Savannah, to take off the terror which the people had for the crocodiles...he had him brought up to the town & set the boys to beat him with sticks, the creature gaping & blowing hard but had no heart to move..." and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has a report datelined from Boston, July 10, concerning events in Nova Scotia and Louisbourg.
Two other plates are present as well.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page, 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.

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's