[ISHMap-List] Berry 1681 Map

Robert Batchelor batchelo at georgiasouthern.edu
Thu Feb 25 19:13:09 CET 2016

You may find what you need for the coast in John Worth, "The Struggle for
the Georgia Coast"--which is a reader of documents about the Spanish. Marquez
Cabrera and in general the relations with the Guale are what you want to
look at.  I would think 1670 treaty between Britain and Spain (which is not
in that reader) also will be of use.

What is today called, the May River on the map as you probably know doesn't
actually connect with the Savannah (which is not named as such yet).  On
the 1641 map, the Savannah River is clearly on the Spanish side of the
border.  Whereas the Berry Map appears to have the St Mary's River but
marked with the town of San Matheo--this goes back and forth a bit
depending on the mapmaker up until the 1740's (as do labels of the May
river on various maps).

That's all I have for local knowledge as it were.

Bob Batchelor
Savannah, GA

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> William Berry's 1681 map, "North America Divided into its Principall Parts
> where are distinguished the severall States which belong to the English,
> Spanish and French . ."
> shows a peculiar boundary between Carolina and Florida. Although this was
> an English-produced map, it obviously does not favor English claims for
> Carolina's territory. It is marked with blue arrowheads on the image at
> this URL:
> http://blog.ncmaps.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/1681BerryBoundary.jpg <
> http://blog.ncmaps.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/1681BerryBoundary.jpg>
> It seems similar but, more ?purposeful? than the boundary between Virginia
> and Florida
>  on Jansson?s 1641 America Septentrionalis. Is there a historical basis
> for this
> strange boundary, or is it just a random creation of the cartographer?
> Thanks in advance for enlightening me.
> Jay Lester
> North Carolina Map Blog <http://blog.ncmaps.org/ <http://blog.ncmaps.org/
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