VIEW OF NASHVILLE FROM ROCK CASTLE, SEAT OF DR. OVERTON, early engraved view of Nashville, Tennessee, flanked by views of The University of Nashville (1826-1909) and The Tennessee Penitentiary (which opened in 1831), vignettes cut from the very scarce 1833 map of Nashville by J.P. Ayres, published by Doolittle and Munson (we can find no evidence of this map ever having been sold at auction, and know of only two extant copies, both in institutional collections). 7" H x 25 1/4" L. Note: Dr. James Overton was the nephew of Judge John Overton of Traveller's Rest; his home, Rock Castle, was destroyed sometime around the time of his death in 1867. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Sheet housed on foam core board under clear film. Lower margins possibly trimmed. Separations at fold lines, overall toning with some concentrated foxing between the view of Nashville and Tennesse Penitentiary, extending into the view of Nashville (about 2" diameter). Edge creases and tiny loss to lower left corner.
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