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Subject: Southeast United States
Date: 1757-99 (dated)
Condition Code: B+
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A. Carte de la Caroline et Georgie pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, from Histoire Generale des Voyages, dated 1757 (11.3 x 7.5"). Delicately engraved map of the colonies of Carolina and Georgia from Albemarle Sound to the Alatamaha River. It probably owes its origin to the 1752 map of the region by Emanuel Bowen. There are numerous English settlements along the coast and Indian villages are located throughout, including a number west of the Appalachian Mountains. There is more detail in the area west of the Blue Ridge than in many other maps of the period. It shows a rudimentary course of the Tennessee River in the northwestern section of the map. A decorative rococo-style title cartouche incorporates the distance scale. Ref: Cumming (SE) #311; Sellers & van Ee #1384. Condition: Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a binding trim at lower left.
B. The State of South Carolina from the Best Authorities, by E. Low, from New Encyclopaedia, dated 1799 (8.5 x 7.4"). This early map of the state is finely engraved and full of detail. The map shows watershed, towns, wagon roads, and mountains. This map was copied and reduced from either Tanner's version in 1796 or Lewis' version in 1795. All three use an exaggerated latitude making the state appear longer north and south. Originally appeared in Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography, also published by I. Low. Engraved by Scoles. Ref: cf. Wheat & Brun #608. Condition: A few faint spots in the image and some minor printer's ink residue.
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