Item #80161 Voyage to Georgia. Begun in the Year 1735. Francis MOORE.

Voyage to Georgia. Begun in the Year 1735.

Item #80161

MOORE, Francis. A Voyage to Georgia. Begun in the Year 1735. Containing, an Account of the Settling the Town of Frederica, in the Southern Part of the Province; And a Description of the Soil, Air, Birds, Beasts, Trees, Rivers, Islands, &c....Also a Description of the Town and County of Savannah.... London: Printed for Jacob Robinson, 1744. [2],108,[2]pp. Half title. Later three-quarter burgundy morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands. Light wear and rubbing to binding. A few spots of foxing, occasional light tanning, top edge of text block closely trimmed, just touching a few letters (no loss of text), expert repair to closed tear on final leaf. Bookplate on front pastedown (see below). Very good. Howes M763, "b." Streeter Sale 1155. Field 1085. Clark I:125. De Renne, p.117. Vail 428. Willingham 5. European Americana 744/153. ESTC T131063. Moore arrived in Georgia in February of 1736, having sailed from England with Gov. James Oglethorpe. His account describes his stay in Georgia through June. He was appointed keeper of stores at the new settlement of Frederica, located on Sea Island in the southern part of the present state of Georgia. "His journal makes excellent reading. It begins with the daily happenings on the voyage from England....It then discusses the various Indian tribes, the location of their lands, Oglethorpe's dealings with them, incidents in the life of Tomo-chi-chi, the system of land grants, descriptions of Savannah and Frederica, and an account of the air, soil, rivers, roads, and other matters" - Clark. "A work of genuine merit, acquainting us especially with the condition of Savannah and the adjacent region...and with those preliminary negotiations which resulted in a postponement of impending hostilities between Georgia and Florida" - Winsor. "This chatty journal gives a delightful is in many ways a highly descriptive travelogue and does much to document the natural history of the colony and its coastal expansion to Frederica and Florida" - Willingham. Moore returned to England after this initial sojourn, but was back in Georgia from 1738 until 1743, when he returned to England and published this book. This copy was previously in the library of West Indies planter and politician, Bryan Edwards (1743-1800). Edwards is best known as the author of THE HISTORY, CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL, O.

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