Scarce and important map of Georgia and the earliest attainable.
was established in 1732 by a charter, granted to General James Oglethorpe on
April 21, 1732, by George II, for whom the colony was named. The charter was
finalized by the King's privy council on June 9, 1732. The first twenty years
of Georgia history are referred to as Trustee Georgia because during that time
a Board of Trustees governed the colony.
map extends from Charles Town to the Mississippi River and 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. It shows Oglethorpe's new Georgia settlements
of Savannah and Ebenezer.
Bowen created the map from information sourced directly by him from
the reports of early Georgia colonists.