Auction 140, Lot 179

"A Map of Georgia, also the Two Floridas, from the Best Authorities", Thomas and Andrews

Subject: Southern United States - Georgia

Period: 1796 (published)

Publication: Morse's Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

12 x 7.3 inches
30.5 x 18.5 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 with several prominent villages 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+

Issued folding, now pressed with a few small spots and an archivally repaired tear that enters 1/2" into map at top left.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/23/2012