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The Southern British Colonies on the Eve of the American Revolution

Scarce map of the Southeastern part of the British Colonies in North America, on the eve of the American Revolution.

The map shows East and West Florida, with Georgia and the Carolinas extending to the Mississippi River.

The map provides a highly detailed look at the Indian Nations west of the Appalachian Mountains, locating Indian settements, and other points of interest.

"Walkers and Engl. Settlet. 1750" is shown, a reference to Dr. Thomas Walker, a physician and explorer from Virginia, who led an expedition beyond the Allegheny Mountains. Walker was responsible for naming what is now known as the Cumberland Plateau and by extension the Cumberland River, for the the Duke of Cumberland. His party were some of the first Englishmen to see this area-previous white explorers were largely of Spanish and French origins. Walker explored Kentucky in 1750, 19 years before the arrival of Daniel Boone.

References to several forts destroyed on the Ohio River and the Mississippi River are noted.