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A complete and authentic issue of Gentleman’s Magazine, London, disbound, VG. This May 1755 issue is 44 pages and contains a 4 page article headed: "An Account of the British Trade & Settlements in North America from the French of Mons. Dumont, one of the Commissioners on the Part of the King of France for settling the Limits of the English & French Colonies in N. America.” An informative report on the early settlements of America by the contending nations of England & France. Of significance to this issue are the three copper engraved illustrations of early forts built in North America, headed: "Plan of Fort Hallifax" and "Plan of Fort Franckfort" and "Plan of Fort Western, built in 1754" with descriptive text for each fort. 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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North American Fort Diagrams in 1755

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $65.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
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