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Auction 118, Lot 268

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

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1752 (published)

Publication: A Complete Atlas or Distinct View of the World

Color: Black & White

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 Cherokees, rather than the Charokees of the 1747 edition. 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.

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

Condition: B

Great impression with light toning on centerfold, else fine.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/6/2007