Published by John Harris; map drawn by Emanuel Bowen. Original black and white engraved map of Georgia. 15" X 18 1/2" (plate mark dimensions: sheet dimensions are a bit wider). In overall excellent condition with some slight wrinkling at the bottom of the plate in the margin. We are pleased to offer this very rare beautiful original 1764 folio map of Georgia published by John Harris in his work called Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, Or A Collection Of Voyages And Travels.
This is a scarce 1764 map of Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas, and Louisiana from John Harris " Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels, " first published in London in 1705. The map of Georgia first appeared in the 1744-48 and 1764 editions, when a new chapter was added giving a history of Georgia. The map covers the region from Charleston to an area just west of the Mississippi River.
This is one of the finest maps of the region during the period. It shows coastal settlements in South Carolina, the Native American Tribes friendly or hostile to the English, and the chief trading paths of the period. According to Cummings, this work is similar to Bowen's other maps of this period but is on a larger scale.
Bowen is rather generous with the boundaries of Georgia; he places the "G" in Georgia on the west side of the Mississippi in land claimed by France, England's chief rival at that point. Bowen also notes trails used for the Indian trade and the location of various Indian groups. More importantly he indicates whether they are in amity with the French or the English. A note between the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers states, The Cherokees, Creeks, and Chikasaws assisted General Oglethorpe in the Wars against the Spaniards. Bowen inaccurately depicts the Chattahoochee as a short river while the Flint extends into the mountains.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps". The seller is "cirqlar" and is located in Cleveland, Ohio.This item can be shipped worldwide.