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Auction 142, Lot 239

"Kentucky", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1823 (circa)

Publication: A General Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

19 x 11.5 inches
48.3 x 29.2 cm
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This map of Kentucky depicts county lines up-to-date for 1821, with the recent organization of Todd, Trigg, Grant and Perry counties. The southwest corner of the state, which was purchased from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818 through the Jackson Purchase, shows preliminary county lines for Hickman, Graves, Calloway, and McCracken. There is good detail of rivers, mountains, roads, and towns throughout the map. Lucas' General Atlas is known as one of the finest general atlases produced in the U.S. at the time, due to the high quality paper, superior engraving quality, and attractive coloring style. Engraved by B. T. Welch.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #742-66.

Condition: B+

Original color with wide margins, faint offsetting and a tiny stain along the former Kentucky-Tennessee line.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/28/2012