Auction 125, Lot 259

"A Map of the State of Kentucky and the Tennessee Government compiled from the Best Authorities by Cyrus Harris", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: Kentucky, Tennessee

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Morse's Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 x 19.1 cm

This very early map shows some topographical features, villages and a few roads. The "New & Short Road" to Virginia crosses the Big Sandy River at Vancouvers. It names Clarksville, Nashville, Lexington, Bards Town, Harrods Town, Danville, the forts Hamilton, Washington, Massac, the Harmons Station and much more. Published by Thomas & Andrews, Boston, and engraved by Amos Doolittle. Title is in a simple oval shaped cartouche.

References: Wheat & Brun #645.

Condition: B+

Some soft folds and backed to repair fold splits. Clean, bright example with good impression.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/24/2008