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A complete and authentic issue of Gentleman’s Magazine, London, disbound, 48pp., VG. This January 1780 issue contains a 8-1/2” x 10-1/4” foldout “Plan of the Fortification Now erecting at Omoa.” This seacoast Hondurus town was used by Carribean pirates as a sanctuary city. Late 1779, the British took over the town. Also, in a separate report running 3/4 pages is the report of the death of Captain Cook, in small part, “... gives the melancholy account of the celebrated Captain Cook, late Commander of that Sloop, with four of his private Marines having been killed...” the report continues with details of his death. Captain James Cook, was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer. Cook was killed in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731. It ran uninterrupted for almost 200 years, until 1922. Cave, who edited The Gentleman's Magazine under the pen name "Sylvanus Urban", was the first to use the term magazine (meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Contributions to the magazine frequently took the form of letters, addressed to "Mr. Urban". The iconic illustration of St. John's Gate on the front of each issue (occasionally updated over the years) depicted Cave's home, in effect, the magazine's "office".
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Military Fortification Plan - 1780

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Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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