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Sanson, Nicholas, 1600-1667 Carte generale de la Caroline dresse sur les memoirs le plus nouveaux

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05236 Author/Creator: Sanson, Nicholas, 1600-1667 Place Written: Paris, France Type: Map Date: circa 1696 Pagination: 1 map. : 62.2 x 53.7 cm. Order a Copy

Map of North and South Carolina in an early period of settlement. Includes an inset of the area around Charleston, which locates plantations. This copy has a pencil note "1740" in margin, but no evidence for dating. In fact, this map remained current without change in French atlases for more than half a century. Borders are colored in pink, yellow, and green. Reference number: Cumming 120, Phillips 3448.

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