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Auction 146, Lot 178

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

Subject: Tennessee, Kentucky

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Morse's American Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 7.6 inches
29.2 x 19.3 cm
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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, and the Harmons Station. Published by Thomas & Andrews, Boston, and engraved by Amos Doolittle. Title is in a simple oval shaped cartouche.

References: Wheat & Brun #645.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few light stains in the image and an extraneous crease near both folds. Remargined at left with neatline in facsimile.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/4/2013