"Map of North and South Carolina and Georgia, Constructed from the Latest Authorities", Finely, Albert
Subject: Southeastern United States
Period: 1824 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 16.6 inches
52.8 x 42.2 cm
This scarce map is the earliest example we find any reference for and is a year earlier than Rumsey's 1825 example. The atlas map is more often seen, and this folding pocket map version rarely comes to market. It is an interesting map of the three states that details the counties in transition. In North Carolina Haywood county has not yet given up it's western tip to Macon county; Pendleton County in South Carolina will be broken into Anderson and Pickens Counties in 1826; and in Georgia the 1823 creation of Decatur from part of Early County is not yet record on this map. The majority of the western edge of Georgia is Indian lands: Cherokee Indians in the north with the Lower Creeks to the south. The map is a couple of years too early to name Decatur, the first settlement built on Indian lands in the area of today's Atlanta. The lower right portion is filled with a large topographical table giving population by county from the 1820 census for "White, Free Black & Slave Population". Engraved by J. H. Young. On fine, thin banknote style paper. The boards for this pocket map are not present.
From an old framing job the colors are badly faded. The map has several tiny areas of loss most associated with fold intersections. Very nice impression and original, but close, margins. The map is generally quite sound and will respond well to the care of a skilled conservator.