• Creator
  • Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756
  • Created Date
  • 1747
  • Description
  • Georgia attracted a large group of Lutherans who were expelled by the Catholic bishop of Salzburg in the 1730s. The English "Society for Promoting Christain Knowledge" financed the voyage of the first group. Their first settlement in Georgia on the Ebenezer River proved to be an inhospitable area, and they relocated to the banks of the Savannah River. This map shows their new, rationally laid-out settlement and was designed to attract more rel... more
    Georgia attracted a large group of Lutherans who were expelled by the Catholic bishop of Salzburg in the 1730s. The English "Society for Promoting Christain Knowledge" financed the voyage of the first group. Their first settlement in Georgia on the Ebenezer River proved to be an inhospitable area, and they relocated to the banks of the Savannah River. This map shows their new, rationally laid-out settlement and was designed to attract more religious immigrants. This appeared in Samuel Urlsperger's "Saltzburger Tracts. J. Kyle Spencer Map Collection (MC 136), Columbus State University Archives, Columbus, Georgia. less
  • Format
  • 30 x 49 cm