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Rare map of the Southeastern States, from Maryland to St. Augustine, Florida, published in Siena, by Pazzini Carli.

The map shows the States of the Union and notes numerous forts, towns, mountains, Indians, etc.

Among the more interesting names are the Jackson Mountains in Virginia and "The Devil's Backbone", which is in fact, a small mountain in Highland County, Virginia.

The Devil's Backbone was a nickname for Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace has a colorful history. By 1785, there were traders from the Ohio River Valley (called "Kaintucks"), arriving in Natchez with flatboats and rafts filled with products and crops. But of course it wasn't possible to return upriver against the currents. Instead, they would walk or ride horses northward on the Trace to their homes. Often they were attacked and robbed of the riches so recently gained. The Trace gained the nickname "Devil's Backbone."