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Title A map of the southern Indian district of North America
Cartographer Purcell, Joseph; Stuart, John (1718-1779)
Document Type Map
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
Culture Area Southeast
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).
Additional Information

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