"A Map of the State of Kentucky and the Tennessee Government Compiled from the Best Authorities", by Cyrus Harris, engraved by Amos Doolittle, published by Thomas and Andrews, Boston, 1796. From "The American Universal Geography" by Jedidiah Morse. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring of Kentucky and Tennessee depicting early towns and roads, including Nashville and Clarksville, rivers, roads, and boundary lines. Indian boundaries and the Southern boundary of the military reservation set aside for veterans of the North Carolina troops are shown. Roads shown include the "New and Short Road to Virginia". Many forts are indicated including Fort Washington, Fort Massac and Fort Jefferson. Title and scale of miles, lower right, compass rose, top left. "Lon: W. from Philadelphia" lower right below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Mounted to matte. Image – 7 5/8" H x 11 1/2" W. Sheet – 8 3/8" H x 12 1/4" W. Matte – 13" H x 16 3/4" W. Late 18th century. Provenance: Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Foxing spots, largest 3/8" top left, on surface of sheet. Water damage along lower edge of sheet. Foxing spots and water damage visible en verso.
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