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Auction 120, Lot 212

"Georgia from the latest Authorities", Low, E.

Subject: Southern United States - Georgia

Period: 1810 (dated)

Publication: New Encyclopaedia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 7.8 inches
38.1 x 19.8 cm

This is a scarce map covering from the Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River, present-day Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. There is good topographical information, particularly for the eastern section. Early counties in Georgia are named and their boundaries given. The interior is labeled Country of the Creek Nation of Indians with several other tribes located and the notation "These parts are little known." Several trading paths to the interior are shown. Engraved by John Scoles and first published in Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography in 1799. This edition appears identical except for the date in the cartouche and the publisher's imprint below the bottom border.

References: cf Wheat & Brun #619.

Condition: B

A few creases in the map, and some scattered foxing. There is some paper restoration and repaired tears in the blank margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 7/18/2007

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