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Reasons for Establishing the Colony of Georgia…

Artist/Maker:
Martyn, Benjamin
Place Made:
London Great Britain
Date Made:
1733
Dimensions:
__ __9 1/8 __7 1/16
Accession Number:
5860.23
Description:
This early account of Georgia by Benjamin Martyn, secretary to the Georgia Trustees, lays out the social and economic goals for the new colony. Included in Martyn’s tract is an engraving that depicts the laying out of Savannah. Georgia was intended to be a relatively egalitarian society. The engraving depicts English, African, and Native Americans laboring together in a harmonious manner to clear the forest and erect a substantial log structure; in the distance the familiar form of the Savannah town plan takes shape.
Credit Line:
Promised Gift of Thomas A. Gray in honor of Dale L. Couch (TAG 115; 12693)