Boca y Barra Del Rio Sta Maria


Gonzalez, T. (1750-1846)


This rare map shows the St. Marys River, which is the northern border of eastern Florida. It is from a Spanish portfolio showing harbor areas in its last colony in North America's eastern portion. Very few maps are available that were made by them in the second Spanish Period. The map is oriented with north to the right as shown by the line with the tiny symbol at the end, toward the Island of Cumberland in Georgia. The tip of that island shows a fort in the location of the one built by General James Oglethorpe in 1736. He is the one who named the island Amelia after the daughter of King George II. It had previously been called Santa Maria Island.
T. Gonzalez was an engraver for ‘la Direccion Hidrografica' Maps for Atlas Maritime de America. Oceania, 1750-1846 and was probably the engraver of this chart.
Published in Porulano De La America Septentrional hidrograficas. Divido in quarto partes. Madrid, 1809.


Johnannes, Jan H. Sr. Yesterday's Reflections…etc.
Tooley, Phillips Atlases, 1723.
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