Auction 129, Lot 213

"A Map of Georgia, also the Two Floridas, from the best Authorities", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: Southern United States - Georgia

Period: 1796 (circa)

Publication: Morses's Universal Geography

Color: Hand Color

12 x 7.5 inches
30.5 x 19.1 cm

This is an early American map depicting Georgia Territory extending from the Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River, with East and West Florida along the Gulf Coast. Most of the interior is dominated by various Indian tribes, including the Chickasaws, Creeks, Chactaws, and Muskogees, and several prominent villages are located. Fifteen early counties are shown along the Atlantic coast and the Savannah River. Several trading paths are noted in the west. Mobile, Pensacola and New Orleans are noted. Engraved by Amos Doolittle and published by Thomas & Andrews, Boston.

References: Wheat & Brun #614.

Condition: B+

There is some paper restoration in the blank margins with folds reinforced on verso with tissue. A couple short repaired tears barely enter the map at top.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/23/2009