Auction 98, Lot 203

"A Map of the Tennassee Government formerly Part of North Carolina from the latest Surveys", Reid, John

Subject: Tennessee

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: American Atlas

Color: Black & White

15.2 x 7 inches
38.6 x 17.8 cm

A very early and significant American map, engraved by Benjamin Tanner and closely copied from General Daniel Smith's map of Tennessee that was first issued in 1794. The most prominent features are the rivers, which are well delineated with extensive notations. It includes Indian villages, towns, roads, trails, and settlements such as Nashville, Clerksville, and Knoxville. A key in the lower left provides symbols for public roads, Indian boundaries, Indian towns, and "Wedth of Rivers in Yards." It presents the most up-to-date depictions of this remote state available at the time. First state, published in 1796.

References: Wheat & Brun #654.

Condition: A

Minor toning in margins.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/6/2002