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Auction 189, Lot 764


"Our Georgia-Florida Frontier - The Okefinokee Swamp - Its History and Cartography Volume I",

Subject: References, Georgia & Florida

Period: 1945 (published)


Color: Black & White

7.3 x 10.3 inches
18.5 x 26.2 cm
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This interesting reference by Albert Hazen Wright focuses on the history and cartography of the region around the present-day Georgia-Florida border, specifically covering the Okefenokee Swamp. Wright (1879-1970) was a renowned herpetologist and professor at Cornell who traveled to the Okefinokee in 1921, a productive trip that also yielded a study on the swamp's frogs. The material here was originally published as issues 9-14 of Studies in History. The six essays are as follows: "Name, Pre-Desotan and Desotan Period" (40 pp.); "Synonymy of the Suwannee River 1515-1800" (20 pp.); "French and Spanish Settlements. Rio de May. Early Indian Tribes (Timucua, Yamasees, Uchees, Shawnees" (46 pp.); "Cartography, 1750-1800, 1800-1850" (26 pp.); "The Creeks and the Creek Wars and Treaties to 1818" (44 pp.); and "The Seminoles and the Seminole Wars to 1838" (47 pp.). The text is illustrated with some black & white map reproductions. Hardbound in brown cloth with title on front cover and spine.


Condition: B+

Contents are very good with toning on pastedown and endpapers. Covers have light shelf wear along the edges.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/14/2022