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GAGE’S TRAVELS TO THE WEST INDIES, 1655, WITH FOUR RARE MERCATOR MAPS OF THE AMERICAS

GAGE, Thomas. A New Survey of the West-Indias. London, 1655.

Second and much preferred edition of this noted 17th-century description of the wealth of Mexico and South America— as unprotected and ripe for conquest— with four desirable engraved maps of the region by Mercator, not present in the first edition, handsomely bound in full 18th-century elegantly blind-stamped paneled calf. $8800.

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"A CONFEDERACY IS FORMED BY PART OF THE INHABITANTS OF CONIHECHEGUE TO STOP OR DESTROY THE CARGO YOU ARE FORWARDING TO FORT PITT"

GAGE, Thomas. Letter signed. New York, March 10, 1766.

Fascinating letter, written in a secretarial hand and signed by General Gage, commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America, concerning difficulties with shipping sabotage by the Native Americans in the aftermath of the French and Indian War. $3800.

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