I found this map in the basement of a local doctor here in Atlanta. He had recently passed away and they were holding an estate sale at his home. As soon as I saw it I knew it was special. The color and the aging were amazing but it was hard to tell how old it was. I bought it and then took it to a rare book and antique map shop here in Atlanta called Grey Parrot to get it appraised. I had done a bit of research on it and had a good idea of when it was made and some history on it, but Kenneth at Grey Parrot gave a lot more insight into it.
After doing some research he figured out that it was from 1776 and was drawn by a man named James Dorret. It was drawn in the 1750's by Dorrett and then Robert Sayer actually printed the map in the 1760's at his shop Golden Buck on Fleet Street in London. It was originally part of an atlas that Sayer published. It is printed on cotton linen from a copper plate.