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Auction 151, Lot 237

Rare Map Based on Finley's Map of 1826

"Map of Kentucky and Tennessee Compiled from the Latest Authorities", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Kentucky & Tennessee

Period: 1831 (dated)

Publication: A New American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17 inches
54.6 x 43.2 cm

This very rare map of Kentucky and Tennessee is from Mitchell's first cartographic publication, A New American Atlas, which was a reprint of Anthony Finley's atlas published in 1826. The plates for the atlas were drawn by D.H. Vance and engraved by J.H. Young. Mitchell made several changes from the previous publication, including removing Vance's name and adding his own imprint and a decorative border. The table gives 1820 population statistics divided into White, Free Blacks, and Slaves, and population growth figures from 1790 to 1820. The map shows well-developed county lines with the recent founding of Anderson and Hancock counties in Kentucky, and Fayette, Haywood and McNairy counties in Tennessee.

References: Ristow, p. 303-304

Condition: B

A nice impression with bold original color, light offsetting, and toning along centerfold. There are several centerfold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700


Closed on 11/19/2014