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Map Number 8846 
Cartographer Oglethorpe, James Edward; Benjamin Martyn  
Title New Map of Georgia 
Date c.1737 
Publisher I.F. Bernard  
Place of Publication Amsterdam 
Image Size (mm) 187 x 260 
Image Size (Inches) 7.36 x 10.24 
Coloring Black & White 
Condition Very Good and strong immersion, right margin shaved closely due to attachment to the pamphlet. 
Notes Scarce Second state of this early map of the US South, drawn by prominent 18th century cartographer James Edward Oglethorpe. The map was featured in Urlsperger's "Salzberger Tracts", which was published to attract settlers to Georgia and Florida. It depicts a fragmented model of south Florida. 'The first printed map of colonial Georgia, it appeared in two states or versions.Benjamin Martyn as secretary to the Trustees of Georgia published two pamphlets that included these maps. The first imprint appeared in the 1732 Some Account of the Designs of the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America and the second in the 1733 Reasons for Establishing the Colony of Georgia . . . Historical geographer Louis De Vorsey noted several changes in the two versions and believes that James Oglethorpe possibly altered the map to make the region appear less warlike to potential settlers. In the second version, Spanish St. Augustine is located about 70 miles too far to the south and outside of the territory claimed by England. Also omitted from the second state are two prominent inscriptions dealing with Indians and war. Along a trail that follows the Chattahoochee River from central Georgia down into central Florida is written, “the Road of Ochese going to war” and in large letters across the southern portion of the Florida peninsula appears, “Here the Carolina India[ns] leave their Canoes when they war with the Floridians.” Oglethorpe and the trustees, who were seeking colonists from the continent, did not want such descriptions on the Georgia maps being reprinted in European cities, such as this version from Amsterdam.' Columbus State University Archives This map featured in Jean Frederic Benard’s Recueil de Voyages au Nord. Amsterdam, 1725-38 (1738). Cumming notes only three copies in various institutions.  
References William Cumming: “The Southeast in Early Maps.#234.  
Price (US$) 2500  
Short Description Maps United States South; Maps United States East South Carolina; Maps United States South Georgia; Maps United States South Florida;  
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