New Map of Georgia with Part of Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana

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Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels...

About this map:

“New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the most approved Maps and Charts Collected by Eman: Bowen. Geographer to his Majesty” covers from Charles Town to the Mississippi River and extends into Florida to Cape Canaveral. It was included as an accompaniment to a new chapter “The History of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Colony of Georgia” included for the first time in this edition. Besides being a spectacular image, much useful information is also included, particularly the coastal settlements, Indian villages and French and English forts. A distinction is made between tribes that are friendly and hostile to the English. The trading paths and main roads are marked, many shown here for the first time. The modern relevance and historical importance of this map was demonstrated when it was used in a 1981 Supreme Court case over the location of the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina at the mouth of the Savannah River.

Description of the work:

This fascinating engraving is from John Harris’s Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels… The maps included in this work were mostly completed by Emanuel Bowen. This is the second edition of the work was published in London for T. Woodward between 1744 and 1748.

“A collection of all known voyages … [Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca] is valuable for the original impressions of the fine series of maps by Herman Moll, including a very good one of America. Also there is one of the world according to Mercator’s projection, with improvements, showing the northern coast line and part of the west and south coasts of Australia together with parts of Tasmania and New Zealand. Among voyages included are those of Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Schouten, Hawkins, Narbrough, and Dampier.” (Hill)

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