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Auction 161, Lot 308


"A New Map of Kentucky with Its Roads & Distances from Place to Place Along the Stage & Steamboat Routes", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 11.6 inches
35.3 x 29.5 cm

This highly detailed map of Kentucky illustrates roads and distances along the stage and steamboat routes. Canals, railroads, the state capital, county towns and leading roads are noted. Includes insets of Falls of Ohio, the vicinity of Clarksburg and Maysville, and the vicinity of Lexington. County configuration is current for 1846, just prior to the organization of Fulton County in 1845. This is one of a few 19th century maps to show Kentucky without Tennessee.


Condition: B+

Original color with light toning and soiling. There is a spot of foxing in the title caused by a paper flaw.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 2/8/2017