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Auction 161, Lot 306

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

Subject: Kentucky & Tennessee

Period: 1796 (published)

Publication: The American Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 7.8 inches
29.2 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 Books) #304-13; Wheat & Brun #645.

Condition: B+

A dark impression, issued folding, with minor restoration in the top blank margin, not impacting the image.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/8/2017