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Thematic Map From the First Year of the Civil War, Highlighting the Percentage of Population Enslaved by County in Georgia.

Front-page woodcut thematic map of Georgia with the counties colored in gradients by the percentage of the population that was enslaved at the beginning of the Civil War.

On the inside of the cover is the following note:

A CHART MAP OF GEORGIA.

We publish on the preceding page a CHART MAP OF GEORGIA, similar to the one we published of South Carolina in our Number of November 23. The tint, by its depth of shade, shows the comparative percentage of slaves to the total population in each county, that percentage being likewise stated in figures in the centre of the tint. Thus in Ware County only seven per cent of the total population are slaves, while in Chatham County the percentage is 71, or nearly three-quarters. It will be noticed that the largest save communities are on the sea-shore and round the points to be occupied by our troops. Chatham County, in which Tybee is situate, contains 71 per cent. of slaves; Glynn County, where Brunswick is situate, 86 per cent.; Camden County, whose sea-port is Fernandina, Florida, 67 per cent. This map will be of use to the philosopher and student.

The Number is filled with other wood-engraved political cartoons and illustrations of the War.

Condition Description
Comprising one number (No. 259), altogether 8 leaves, from Harper's Weekly Volume V. Some edgewear and light soiling overall Good.