Early map of Savannah Georgia

By STOUF, I[sidore], 1818 

Plan of the City & Harbour of Savannah in Chatham County State of Georgia. Taken in 1818.

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  • Author: STOUF, I[sidore]
  • Publication place: Savannah
  • Publisher: Drawn & Published by I. Stouf
  • Publication date: April 9th, 1818
  • Physical description: Engraved plan, folded in half vertically and split along fold line, small area of paper loss just outside of plate line in the lower margin, skilfully repaired.
  • Dimensions: 215 by 204mm (8.5 by 8 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2135

Notes

Stouf reportedly served as King’s engineer in Senegal and Santo Domingo. Emigrated to Savannah and was employed by the U.S. Government to conduct engineering studies concerning the building of fortifications to protect Savannah and St. Marys. There are several letters in the archive of the U.S. War Department dated 1795 and 1796 regarding payment for services from the government to Mr. Stouf, likely regarding fortifications project which are shown on this map. He also served as city surveyor for Savannah and county surveyor for Bethesda and Chatham Counties.