''GEORGIA'' Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, c. 1827, from The New General Atlas. Very fine engraved map with full original hand-coloring.(Image: 11 1/4 x 8 1/2'')
This handsome historical map depicts Georgia with counties named & in contrasting colors. Topographical features are depicted with major cities, towns, and waterways identified. Numerous Indian villages and missionary stations (including the Carmel & Hightower) and major wagon roads are also shown.
This map is particularly important due to the rapidly changing American Indian situation in the western portion of the state. When this map was published in 1827, the northwestern portion was a confined territory assigned to the Lower Creek and Cherokee who would soon be forcibly relocated westward in the infamous Trail of Tears.
The eastern borders of the Cherokee and Creek are defined by the Flint and Chestatie Rivers.
Shipped in archival 20 x 16'' mat