Georgia text

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Georgia text

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Henshaw's description of Georgia (like several other states in her book) lacks cardinal orientation or labels for bordering regions and bodies of water -- but this makes it no less interesting to attempt to parse geographically.

She heads the text with "Georgia - Missippi Territory - West Florida," a sequence that makes little geographic sense. Does it make aesthetic sense? Can we read the channel or rift in her text as the course of a mighty river?

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Frances Alsop Henshaw

Source

Library of David Rumsey, Pub List No. 2501.000

Date

April 29, 1823

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Frances Alsop Henshaw, “Georgia text,” Inventing the Map (with Neatline), accessed June 26, 2017, http://henshaw.scholarslab.org/items/show/37.