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Oswego in the French & Indian War... Large map of Europe... Judaica item...

Item # 694426 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 

* Great & quite large map of Europe
* Oswego - French & Indian War
* Judaica - Jewish content

The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART  of  EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, and parts of the Middle East including Jerusalem, Joppa, Cairo, & Cyprus. This map measures 13 1/4 by 16 1/2 inches, margins being sufficiently wide. There is some off-setting of ink in the two right corners, from having been folded into itself for over 250 years. Otherwise in excellent condition.
Under the heading near the back: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradictory...the last letters from Albany say that the French had burnt the fort & put almost the whole garrison to the sword..." and mention that Col. Webb was sent to reinforce the place & found the fort blown up & found "...about 500 dead bodies scattered in & about the place...".   Not a lengthy report yet historically important. 
Also of interest is an article: "Curious Jewish Instrument from the Hebrew" which takes nearly half a page & is signed: Aaron, the son of Rabby Haim.
Complete in 48 pages with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition. The map is the only plate called for in this issue.

A very nice War magazine from during the French & Indian War 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.

(added after the original catalog went to print and is only available on-line)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's