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Auction 157, Lot 215

"Georgia from the Latest Authorities", Payne, John

Subject: Southern United States

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: A New and Complete Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

15.2 x 7.9 inches
38.6 x 20.1 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 near the coast. 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. This is a re-engraving of based upon earlier maps by Tanner in 1796 and Carey in 1795.

References: Wheat & Brun #619.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with folds archivally reinforced on verso. There is some extraneous creasing and a small hole at far left that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There is a binding trim at bottom left and an adjacent binding tear that enters 1" into image and has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/4/2016