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Mountgomery, Robert
DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE DESIGN'D ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW COLONY TO THE SOUTH OF CAROLINA, IN THE MOST DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY OF THE UNIVERSE. LONDON: 1717
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Mountgomery, Robert
DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE DESIGN'D ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW COLONY TO THE SOUTH OF CAROLINA, IN THE MOST DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY OF THE UNIVERSE. LONDON: 1717
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Mountgomery, Robert
DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE DESIGN'D ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW COLONY TO THE SOUTH OF CAROLINA, IN THE MOST DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY OF THE UNIVERSE. LONDON: 1717
8vo (8 x 43/4 in.; 203 x 121 mm).  Engraved folding map “A Plan Representing the Form of Setling the Districts, or County Divisions in the Margravate of Azilia”.  Title rehinged with minor upper margin repair, following two leaves with smaller repairs to upper margin, short closed tear to map, a few leaves cropped, without the appendix found in some copies. Modern paneled brown morocco.
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Literature

Vail 322; Howes M745; De Renne I 6; Church 866; Sabin 51194

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, THE EARLIEST PROPOSAL FOR THE COLONIZATION OF GEORGIA, originally named Azilia. This project did not materialize until 1732, however, when James Edward Oglethorpe and Lord John Percival secured its charter, which provided for a Board of Trustees to govern the colony for twenty-one years; control would then revert to the crown.

A rare work, with only two copies at auction in the last 30 years.

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