"Tennessee" Map, drawn by Samuel Lewis, engraved by Alexander Lawson, published by John Conrad and Company, Philadelphia, 1804. From "A New And Elegant General Atlas: Comprising All the New Discoveries, to the Present Time: Containing Sixty-Five Maps" by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis. Copper plate engraving of early Tennessee depicting early towns and roads, including Knoxville and Clarksville, county lines and Native American lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and remarks about the land including the inscription "Low Broken Ground" vertical across the area of Western Tennessee. Title and scale of miles, top center, legend, lower right. "Longitude W. from Philada." centered above map, "Long. W. from London" centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and double line border. Housed in a mat and encapsulated in plastic. Image – 8 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W. Sheet – 9 1/4" H x 11 1/2" W. Mat – 16 1/8" H x 19 3/8" W. Early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with light toning, few foxing spots. Old ink inscription reading "N 54" with pencil inscription reading "1804" lower right of map. Pencil inscription reading "Arrowsmith & Lewis 1804" en verso of map. David Lloyd Swift pencil notations stating that it was deacidified and encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve with additional information, retail sticker, and stamp, en verso of mat.
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