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Auction 182, Lot 319

"[Lot of 2] A New Map of Tennessee with Its Roads and Distances from Place to Place Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes [and] A New Map of Tennessee with Its Roads and Distances from Place to Place Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes",

Subject: Tennessee

Period: 1847-56 (published)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.3 x 11.3 inches
38.9 x 28.7 cm

A. A New Map of Tennessee with Its Roads and Distances from Place to Place Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes, by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, dated 1847. This is one of the few mid-19th century maps that depicts Tennessee without Kentucky. It identifies counties, county seats, roads, railroads, and canals and also shows topographical detail. Two insets flank the script title: Environs of Nashville, and Environs of Knoxville. A table lists the stops and distances along three steamboat routes: from Nashville to New Orleans, from Nashville to Pittsburgh, and from Florence to New Orleans. The county configuration is circa 1842, with the recently organized Macon County, but prior to the organization of Putnam County (1842) and Lewis County (1843). Condition: Contemporary color with light toning.

B. A New Map of Tennessee with Its Roads and Distances from Place to Place Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes, by Charles Desilver, dated 1856. This is the uncommon Desilver edition of this terrific Tennessee atlas map. Like the above map, it features insets of the surroundings of Nashville and Knoxville, tables listing steamboat routes, and information on counties, roads, railroads, and canals. County configuration has continued to develop and is current to 1854 with the addition of Putnam County. Condition: There is minor scattered foxing, light marginal toning, and some edge tears, including two that just brush the border at left.

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Condition: B+

See description above.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Unsold

Closed on 4/28/2021

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