Auction 133, Lot 170

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

Subject: Southern United States - Georgia

Period: 1810 (dated)

Publication: New Encyclopaedia

Color: Black & White

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

The map itself is near very good but it has a few marginal flaws. At left margin a tear just reaches neatline, well closed on verso. The right margin has paper laid to the neatline with some tears closed and a 1/2" area of neatline near top edge missing and supported by paper repair.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/1/2010