"[Lot of 2] Kentucky with the Latest Improvements [and] Ohio and Part of Pennsylvania with Their Latest Improvements [with text]", Yeager, James
Subject: Kentucky & Ohio
Period: 1837 (published)
Publication: Atkinson's Casket
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 8.1 inches
27.4 x 20.6 cm
These two detailed and uncommon maps were included in the May and February issues of Atkinson's Casket magazine. Each map is beautifully colored by county and boldly engraved to show towns, canals, railroads and wagon roads. Both were engraved by J. Yeager who also engraved many maps for Lavoisne in the same recognizable style. The Casket, published by S.C. Atkinson, was a small publication with only 1500 subscribers, making this map particularly uncommon. In 1840 George Rex Graham combined the Casket and Burton's Gentleman's Magazine into the Graham Magazine that became well-known for colorful engravings of women's fashions. Also included with the maps are 2 pages (Kentucky) and 8 pages (Ohio) of descriptive text from the magazine.
The Kentucky map has a narrow bottom margin, toning at far left, and a damp stain along the right border (B). The map of Ohio has a short fold separation at bottom closed on verso with archival tape and light toning along the left border (B+).