"Kentucky with the Latest Improvements", Atkinson, S. C.
Period: 1837 (circa)
Publication: Atkinson's Casket or Gems of Literature, Wit and Sentiment
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 8.1 inches
27.4 x 20.6 cm
This uncommon map was published in the May 1837 issue of Casket Magazine and includes the accompanying two page article. It is beautifully colored by county and boldly engraved to show towns, canals, railroads and wagon roads. The accompanying article lists 83 counties. The map was 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.
The map is folding as issued. It is printed on thick, quality paper with a dark impression and very nice original color. The are a few light foxing spots and at upper right a 1" circular stain. The text sheet has some stain spots.