Nairn Inset of the Southeast in Edward Crisp's "A map of South Carolina Shewing the Settlements of the English, French and Indian Nations from Charles Town to the River Missisipi"


Crisp, Edward


Capt. Thomas Nairn was a friend of the Iamesee (Yamassee) Indians with whom he traded. The Indians were mostly inhabitants of the northern Florida Peninsula but they ventured elsewhere to capture slaves. The map shows various trade routes into Florida and a description near the St. Johns River stating, "Here the Carolina Indians leave their Canoes when they go to war against ye Florideans," and a notation of the "villages of ye Florideans" south of that. The southern portion of the Peninsula is divided into islands indicating the abundant water in the Everglades. This is similar to the 1763 Gibson Map showing Florida as mostly islands (q.v.).

The prominent boundary line about halfway between St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral is labeled "the South Bounds of Carolina" based on the 1665 Charter and England's claim to the northern part of the Peninsula.


Image from Cumming (1998).

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