A Map of the Tennassee [sic] Government from the latest Surveys, 1799, by John Payne, published by E. Low, New York, 1799. From "A New and Complete Universal Geography" by John Payne. Copper plate engraving of early Tennessee depicting 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, lower right, references and scale of miles, lower left. "Long. W. from Philada." top right above map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Housed in a mat and encapsulated in plastic. Image – 7 1/8" H x 15 1/4" W. Sheet – 8 1/2" H x 16 3/8" W. Mat – 14 1/8" H x 19 3/4" W. Late 18th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with light toning, few foxing spots. Pencil inscription reading "500" lower left of map. Pencil notations, retail sticker, and ink stamp, en verso of mat.
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