Auction 159, Lot 260

"A New and Accurate Map of the Province of Georgia in North America", Anon.

Subject: Georgia

Period: 1779 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 12.8 inches
27.4 x 32.5 cm

This scarce map is one of the earliest maps to focus strictly on Georgia. It provides an excellent view of the colony showing most settlement along the Savannah River or the Atlantic coastline. The interior is filled with detail of the Indian villages and territory, trading paths, trails, forts, rivers, swamps and creeks. There are also several interesting notations such as "Owaquaphenoga, whose pass is a Secret" and "Hunting Grounds of the Cherakees and Muskohgees."

References: Jolly #UNIV-179; Sellers & Van Ee #1569.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, on watermarked paper with an extraneous crease at bottom left and light soiling. There are archival repairs to a couple of short fold separations and to two small holes at fold intersections with minute loss of image.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/14/2016