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BOWEN, E. - A New Map of Georgia with Part of Carolina, Florida and Loisiana. . .

BOWEN, E. - A New Map of Georgia with Part of Carolina, Florida and Loisiana. . .
A New Map of Georgia with Part of Carolina, Florida and Loisiana. . . - BOWEN, E.
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Title : A New Map of Georgia with Part of Carolina, Florida and Loisiana. . ..
Map maker : BOWEN, E..
Date : London c.1748.
Size : 14.3 x 18.7 inches. / 36.2 x 47.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Scarce and important early map of colonial Georgia. The map covers from Charles Town to the Mississippi River and extends into Florida to C. Canaveral.
The coastal settlements are well delineated, as are the Indian villages and forts (both French and English). The Indian tribes are noted as being friendly or hostile to the English.
Major roads and trading paths are well depicted, many not found previously on a printed map.
One of the interesting things about this map is that it was used in a 1981 Supreme Court battle over the location of the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina at the mouth of the Savannah River.
This map was presented as evidence of Georgia's claim that the boundary lies on the northern bank of the river.
Harris first published his collection of voyages on 1705. For the 1744 and later editions a new chapter was added, A New History of Georgia. It was for this added chapter that this map was made.
Condition : Several foldings as issued and a few brown spots. Dark impression.


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