"A New Map of Georgia with Its Roads & Distances", Desilver, Charles
Period: 1856 (dated)
Publication: A New Universal Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
11.6 x 14 inches
29.5 x 35.6 cm
This handsome state map from Desilver's late 1856 atlas features good detail throughout and exhibits late use of Mitchell's decorative rope borders. County configuration is current to 1854, with the new counties Calhoun, Charlton, Chattahoochee, Coffee, and Clay delineated. The map displays numerous updates of towns and villages, rivers, canals, and railroads. These changes are reflected for only a few months before a completely new map by J.H. Young replaces this map in the atlas in early 1857. Some distances noted between cities along the main roads. A table at bottom gives the steamboat routes between Savannah and Augusta and Savannah and Charleston. This is the first issue where Desilver was recognized as publisher in the title.
There are a couple of tiny spots of foxing and light toning along the sheet's edges, well away from map image.