[Collection of Plat Maps and Planting Patterns for Georgia Pecan Plantation].

Georgia: [1935-1939].

One original planting pattern map and three photostat copies of boundary maps, varying sizes. Collection includes Plat of property owned by Mrs. J.T. Logue (53.5 x 85.5 cm), a hand drawn property map with planting map for pecan trees, that features a color coded key indicating four varietals of pecans planted: Schley, Mahan, Stuart, and Moneymaker. Includes pencil and ink annotations to plat and verso. The three photostat copies are of an Official Plat certificate for the property of John Terrill Logue (35.5 x 21.2 cm); an enlargement of the Official Plat property map (50.5 x 42 cm); and an aerial photograph of property (45 x 55 cm) with a key to tree holes, as well as manuscript annotations of a planting pattern. Wild pecans were well known in colonial America (as a delicacy) however the commercial growing of the nuts did not start until the 1880s. According to Mrs. Z.V. Thomas in her 1927 History of Jefferson County, Georgia, “Planting pecan groves is making a future bright with promise,” indicating the relatively new agricultural enterprise just about ten years prior to these plat maps. From 1930 to 1940, improved shelling machinery, increased transportation and the consolidation of orchards into economic units increased the marketability of pecans. Today Georgia is a leading producer of pecans. As a collection these maps demonstrate the plotting and growth of a Georgian pecan plantation. Some rubbing, edgewear, and creasing to each document – as well as isolated discoloration and minor foxing, otherwise very good.

Price: $300.00

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