A plan representing the form of setling the districts, or county divisions in the Margravate of Azilia


Creator: Montgomery, Robert, Sir, 1680-1731
Title: A plan representing the form of setling the districts, or county divisions in the Margravate of Azilia
Plan representing the form of setling the districts, or county divisions in the Margravate of Azilia
Margravate of Azilia
Azilia
Date: 1717
Map Number: hmap1717m6
Scale: Scale not given.
Original Material: 1 map : uncol. ; 236 mm x 236 mm.
Publication Data: [London : s.n.]
Description: From: Sir Robert Montgomery, A discourse concerning the design'd establishment of a new colony to the South of Carolina. London, 1717.
In 1717 Montgomery secured from the proprietors of Carolina a grant of all lands between the rivers Altamaha and Savannah, to be erected into a distinct province. To this he gave the name of Margravate of Azilia; no colonists were sent out, however, and at the end of three years the grant became void by its own limitations.
DeRenne, 6.
The first effort to establish an English colony south of the Savannah River occurred in 1717 when the Carolina Proprietors granted to Sir Robert Montgomery the land between the Savannah and Altamaha rivers to create a separate colony. Within this land grant, Montgomery proposed to create the Margravate of Azilia. A "margravate" was a German military colony, while "Azilia" was fanciful name of unknown origin. (http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/aziliagrant.htm).
http://www.ourgeorgiahistory.com/early/azilia.html.
Subjects: Georgia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hmap/id:hmap1717m6
Repository: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library