Auction 117, Lot 179

"A New & Accurate Map of the Provinces of North & South Carolina Georgia &c. Drawn from the late Surveys…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1747 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

17 x 13.5 inches
43.2 x 34.3 cm

This detailed map covers the region from Chesapeake Bay to St. Augustine, Florida and west to Pensacola Bay and the Country of the Charokees. The map is derived from the Carolina sheet of Popple's great twenty-sheet map of North America (1733). It is most notable for its placement of forts and Indian villages. It also includes information on towns, early forts, mines, and several English Factories. Text at center describes the alliance made by the British with the Cherokees to provide a buffer against French and Spanish military advances. This is the first state with No. 76 in bottom right margin.

References: Cumming (SE) #263; Sellers & Van Ee #1380; Williams & Johnson #9.

Condition: B

Minor uneven toning. Old repairs of centerfold including a short tear extending from the centerfold near the <I>Charokee Mountains</I>, and a tear in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $850

Closed on 12/6/2006