Auction 127, Lot 279

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

Subject: Tennessee, Kentucky

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Morse's American 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 Vancouver. 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 very light foxing marks or staining, one spot at lower left. Soft crease along one fold.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/25/2009