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Auction 190, Lot 215

"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 7.6 inches
29.2 x 19.3 cm
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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+

Issued folding and now flat on a clean bright sheet with the Big Sandy River colored in yellow. There is a small chip in the bottom right corner of the sheet that has been professionally replaced with border drawn in facsimile.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 11/16/2022