Auction 125, Lot 258

"Kentucky with the Latest Improvements.", Yeager, James

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1837 (published)

Publication: Atkinson's Casket magazine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 8 inches
26.7 x 20.3 cm

This uncommon map was published in Atkinson's Casket magazine. It is beautifully colored and boldly engraved. It covers all of the state with colored key to call attention to canals, railroads, and other roads. Published by S.C. Atkinson. It was engraved by J. Yeager who also engraved many maps for Lavoisne in the same lovely style. The Casket was a small publication with only 1500 subscribers, making this map particularly rare. In 1840 George Rex Graham combined the Casket and Burton's Gentleman's Magazine to form the Graham Magazine which continued to employ colorful engravings in the form of women's fashions.

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Condition: A

Good impression and fine original coloring.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/24/2008

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