Auction 155, Lot 257

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

Subject: Kentucky & Tennessee

Period: 1796 (circa)

Publication: The American Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

11.4 x 7.8 inches
29 x 19.8 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, and the Harmons Station. Published by Thomas & Andrews, Boston, and engraved by Amos Doolittle. Title is in a simple oval shaped cartouche.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography) #304-13; Wheat & Brun #645.

Condition: A

Issued folding with a couple of tiny, unobtrusive spots and a very faint stain in an unengraved area at top right.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/18/2015