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Malone’s New Historical Map of Georgia

COST: $15.00 retail, which includes tax and shipping

ISBN 0-9621668-5-5

Dimensions: 28” x 22”

Paper: Printed on 100 pound book weight, gloss coated white

Inks: Four color process, non-fade

Description: This item, the fourth statewide literary or historical map published by Literary Lantern Press, was issued in the spring of 2005. It is the first in our “Historical Maps of the South” series and is a companion to Malone’s New Literary Map of Georgia. It was researched and rendered by illustrator E. T. Malone, Jr., who worked for seven years as an historical publications editor for the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. He is also Historiographer and Archivist for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, serves as chairman of its Historical Properties Commission, and is a former president of the North Carolina Folklore Society. This hand-colored map shows the boundaries of every county in the state of Georgia, and within each county is the date of its creation. It is filled with hundreds of details of Georgia history, from the Spanish settlements along the coast in the 1500s to the Summer Olympics of 1996 in Atlanta. The map includes general information such as locations and dates of Civil War battles, but also contains scores of items of cultural and economic aspects of Georgia’s history. It contains brief entries for individuals important in the state, or famous people born in Georgia. As with Malone’s earlier maps, this one covers all the bases of significant, recognized events, but also makes room for an entertaining selection of the eccentric and obscure, from Ellicott’s Rock to swamp cabins, buried Confederate gold, the birthplace of singer Ray Charles, the Georgia Guidestones of Elbert County, the circa 1685 “Great Oak” of Thomasville, and “Rattlesnake Round-ups.” The map is illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings of James Oglethorpe, Jimmy Carter, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cherokee Confederate General Stand Watie, Girl Scout founder Juliet Gordon Lowe, “The Little White House” of Warm Springs, the gold-covered Capitol Dome, and other items. Nothing is computer-generated on this map. The map of the state itself, the line drawings that illustrate it, the borders, and all the lettering were rendered personally by the author. The drawings are all new and were all created especially for this map.


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