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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05236 Author/Creator: Sanson, Nicholas (1600-1667) Place Written: Paris, France Type: Maps Date: circa 1696 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: 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.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Surveying, Geography and Natural History, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Exploration