"Map of the Tennassee government, formerly part of North Carolina, taken chiefly from surveys by Gen. D. Smith and others." Engraving by Joseph T. Scott for Careys American Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved. Hand colored borders. Ink script '39' en verso in upper right corner, first state. Sheet 10"H x 21 3/4", 9 1/8" x 19 3/4". Circa 1795. Note: This is the first map of Tennessee after statehood and the first map of Tennessee to be based on actual surveys, mostly the work of General Daniel Smith, a member of the 1779-80 Virginia-North Carolina border commission. The map shows some of the white settlements in the territory as well as towns and lands of the American Indians. Nashville and Clarksville are shown above the "S. Bound. of the military Reservation" in Middle Tennessee. Condition: Top sheet margin with lettering "Engraved for Careys American Edition of Guthrie's Geography improved." trimmed and only the lower edge of letters visible. Tear to lower right margin edge of sheet and does not appear to extend into map border. A couple of light toning spots.
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