Tennessee map, A MAP OF THE TENNASSEE [sic] GOVERNMENT FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS 1795, drawn and engraved by Benjamin Tanner, published by John Reid, Levi Wayland, and Charles Smith, New York, 1796. From The American Atlas by John Reid and William Winterbotham. Copper plate engraving of early Tennessee featuring early towns and roads, including Knoxville, Nashville, and "Clerksville" (Clarksville), Native American towns and roads, boundary lines, rivers, mountain ranges, and remarks about the land including the inscription "Light Soil Long Grass. Little Timber. Broken Ground. on the Heads of these Rivers." vertical across the area of Western Tennessee. Title cartouche, lower right, references legend, lower left, scale of miles, lower left. "Long. W. from Philada." top right. Map surrounded by scale notations and black line border. Encapsulated in a plastic archival sleeve and housed in a matte. Image – 7 1/8" H x 15 3/8" W. Sheet – 9 1/2" H x 16 1/4" W. Matte – 13 7/8" H x 20 1/4" W. Late 18th century. Note: Reid's map of the Tennessee Government is one of the earliest obtainable maps of Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light toning, few minute foxing spots.
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