Rare early Mississippi pocket map, partially hand colored: “Map of the Lands in Mississippi Ceded by the Chickasaws to the United States in 1832 and 1834, from the actual survey by Henry M. Lusher,” approved and signed by John Bell (Surveyor of lands in Mississippi ceded by the Chickasaws) and Benjamin Reynolds (Chickawaw Agent). Boston: Pendleton’s Lithography, 1835. Map shows “Old Tennessee State Line” and “New Tennessee State Line” in colors and the dividing line for the Chickasaw and Chocktaw Native American tribes, as well as rivers, ferries and other landmarks (Bells Ferry, Cotton Gin Port, Nelson’s Bluff, Beaver Dam Lake, etc.) Gilt tooled leather cover attached, with title lettered on front, and inscribed A. (Abram) Maury on interior marbled boards. 18″ x 23″ unfolded. Provenance: descended in the family of Abram Poindexter Maury of Franklin, Tennessee. Maury (1801-1848) was an attorney and newspaper editor from Franklin, Tennessee who served as a state representative and U.S. Congressman. Provenance: descended in the family of A.P. Maury. Condition: Tears and losses along several fold lines, particularly affecting the top and left eighth of map, area of staining/foxing to lower right quadrant, wear to cover.
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