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Auction 161, Lot 206

"A Map of Georgia, Also the Two Floridas, from the Best Authorities", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: Southeast United States, Georgia

Period: 1796 (published)

Publication: The American Universal Geography

Color: Hand Color

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: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #304-15; Wheat & Brun #614.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now flattened, with light soiling and moderate toning. A small chip at top left has been repaired, not affecting image.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/8/2017