[Map of Saint Simons and Jekyll Islands]


[Map of Saint Simons and Jekyll Islands]

Item Information

Title:
[Map of Saint Simons and Jekyll Islands]
Cartographer:
Auspourger, Samuel
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
[Samuel Auspourger].
Date:
1739
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Manuscripts
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Jekyll Island (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Frederica (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
GeorgiaGlynn (county)Saint Simons Island (island)Fort Frederica National Monument (park)
Extent:
1 map on 3 sheets : manuscript pen and ink over pencil ; 111 x 50 cm
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
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Scale:
Scale approximately 1:40,550
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004925106
Notes:
Production details from Cumming (third edition - previous editions incorrect).
Spelling of Auspourger from Cadle [Auspouger in Cumming / Augspourger in manuscript note in British Museum catalogue - Maps C.21 bb.3 - referencing a letter from Mrs Margaret Davis Cate, 29 July 1955].
Relief shown pictorially - marsh and forest areas are delineated.
Shows "A Scale of 2 Milles or 10000 fet".
Shows a numbered grid system.
With a decorative compass rose at centre left orienting north to the left of the page.
Faint manuscript annotations in pencil.
Ink border to sheet showing St Simons. Ink border lacking on map of Jekyll Island - unfinished?
Shows forts (Fort King George to the north and Delegal's Fort to the south?).
Titled "A drawn Plan of St. Simon's and Jekyll Islands on the Coast of Georgia: two sheets" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Titled "A map of St. Simon's and Jekyll Islands on the coast of Georgia: drawn about 1760, on a scale of 1 3/5 inch to a mile: 3 f. x 1 f. 7 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.