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