Auction 137, Lot 320

"A Map of the Tennassee Government from the Latest Surveys", Payne, John

Subject: Tennessee

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: John Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

15 x 7 inches
38.1 x 17.8 cm

This is a very early depiction of Tennessee based on maps by Carey and Reid. The map details the topography and notes the early Kentucky Road as it winds down to the Holsten River, where Ross's Ironworks are located. The map also traces the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers, and extends as far south as the northern portion of what would become Alabama. The early settlements of Nashville, Knoxville and Clerksville are shown, and Fort Massac is located on the Ohio River.

References: Wheat & Brun #657.

Condition: B+

Nice impression with a few small stains in the image, else very good. Issued folded.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/14/2011