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|Title||A map of the southern Indian district of North America|
|Cartographer||Purcell, Joseph; Stuart, John (1718-1779)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||Compiled under the direction of John Stuart, His Majesty's Superintendant of Indian Affairs, by Joseph Purcell. Shows North America east of the Mississippi River and south of the Ohio River. References identify 155 Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokee villages. Includes notes on Indian land claims and cessions. Relief shown by hachures.|
|Places||Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Mississippi River, United States|
|Keywords||settlement, settlement pattern, land claim, land cession, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, British Colonialism, government|
|Theme||American Indians and the European Powers|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
|Physical Description||1 manuscript map, hand-coloured, 1,888 x 1,706 mm. Drawn on 25 sheets pasted together, sectioned into 24 panels, and mounted on cloth. Subsequently detached from cloth and mounted on 12 sheets of heavy paper, each 490 x 580 mm. Pen-and-ink and outline watercolour (red, green, yellow, brown).|
A manuscript variant of the map is held by The National Archives in London, shelfmark CO 700/NorthAmericanColoniesGeneral12.
Date of compilation, fuller description, and bibliographic references in: Cumming, William Patterson, The Southeast in early maps (3rd edition) (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998), pp. 323-324, no. 438, and plates 68-71.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT oversize Ayer MS map 228|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|