Auction 129, Lot 221

"A New Map of Part of the United States of North America, containing the Carolinas and Georgia, also the Floridas and Part of the Bahama Islands &c. from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Southeastern United States

Period: 1811 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 18.3 inches
52.1 x 46.5 cm

This is a great map of the Southeast issued during a period of rapid change and advancement. East and West Florida exist as separate territories; West Florida was annexed into the United States in 1810. The map is filled with information on the roads, portages, forts, Indian villages, settlements and topography. It is also remarkable for the many interesting notes, including the Principal Hunting Grounds of the Western Party and Six Villages in Mississippi, here shown as part of the large Georgia Territory. In Florida, Fort St. Marks, Apalacha Fort, and the roads from St. Augustine are shown, with a note that the Apalachees Villages now almost all deserted. Southern Florida is labeled Ancient Tegesta. A lake and river system connects Mayaco Lake (Lake Okeechobee) with the St. Johns River. The map extends to provide good detail of the Bahamas including a notation on Guanihani or Cat Island that it was the first Land of America Discovered by Columbus.

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Condition: B+

Fine original color with a hint of faint offsetting.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/23/2009

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