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A Description of the English Province of Carolana, by the Spaniards call'd Florida, and by the French La Louisiane
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Call Number: F352 .C86 1727
Author: Coxe, Daniel, 1673-1739
Genre: Book
Publication: London, : Printed for E. Symon
Date: 1727
Citation: English Province of Carolana
Description: The first English work to describe the southeastern United States in detail. The author, Daniel Coxe, claimed to have resided in the Carolinas for fourteen years and also claimed grants to much of the South from his father. The elder Daniel Coxe was physician to Charles II and Queen Anne. The Library of Virginia's first edition includes the large scarce folding map, which was drawn up by the Coxe family to further their land claims. The map shows most of the South and it also includes northern regions as far as the Great Lakes. Much of the information, gathered from British hunters and explorers, is published here for the first time. The work is also credited with being the first published proposal of a political confederation of the North American colonies.
Restoration Needs: The front and back covers of this book are loose and coming apart from the spine of the book. The map inside has a tear and needs to be reseated in the volume. Conservation work will include repairing the hinges of the book, consolidate the leather, filling in the losses with japanese tissue and repairing the map.

This book has been adopted for conservation by Margaret Page Edgerton in 2011.


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