Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Map of Georgia.
1938 (undated) 29 x 22.5 in (73.66 x 57.15 cm)
1 : 1050000
This is a rare 1938 Golden Age pictorial map of Georgia published by the Daughters of the American Revolution and drawn by Savannah's favorite hometown artist Christopher Murphy. The map focuses on historical events, sights, architecture, and more throughout the state of Georgia. In addition to the dated sights of historical events, it also notes early trade routes, including the Old Indian Path to Tugaloo, the Lower Creek Trading Path, and De Soto's route. The map is surrounded by dated illustrations of important buildings. The border features the names of significant Georgia historical figures, including John C. Fremont, Sidney Lanier, James Edward Oglethorpe, Nathanael Green, George Whitfield, and the Creek chief Tomochichi. D.A.R. Markers are noted with a Maltese style cross.
This map was compiled by Mrs. Robert J. Travis, a D.A.R. Member and designed by Christopher Murphy. The copyright for this map was filed but the Georgia D.A.R. branch on March 9, 1938. Today this map is quite rare with the OCLC identifying only a single institutional example.
Christopher Murphy Jr. (December 28, 1902 - October 20, 1973) was a Savannah Georgia based visual artist active for during the middle part of the 20th century. Murphy studied at Art Students League in New York City on and off from 1921 to 1930. He also studied architecture under Lloyd Warren, a master of the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. He split his time between New York and Savannah, but was primarily a Savannah artist, captivated by the unique architecture and visual beauty of the city. He was skilled at painting, drawing, and etching, working in the etching revival traditions of the early 20th century. He was a founding member of the Association of Georgia Artists and a member of the Savannah Art Club. His work is well represented in museums and galleries throughout Georgia and in New York City. Murphy died on October 20, 1973 and is interred at Hillcrest Cemetery in Savannah.
Very good. Even overall toning. Closed margin tear professionally repaired on verso. Blank on verso.