THE STATE OF TENNESSEE map, published by Mathew Carey in Carey's General Atlas, Improved and Enlarged, Philadelphia, 1814. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring depicting the state of Tennessee with surrounding areas, cities and towns including Nashville and Knoxville, counties, mountain ranges, bodies of water, and other points of interest, including a Native American boundary line across Middle Tennessee, Fort Massac or Wilkinsonville, in Western Kentucky, and other forts along the Mississippi River, labeled. Title cartouche, lower center of image and scale of miles, lower right of image. Longitude West from Philadelphia, top center above image, and Longitude West from London, lower center below image. Map surrounded by line border and scale notations. Estate Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN paper label en verso. Housed and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame with reeded running pattern. Image – 9 5/8" H x 20 3/8" W. Sight – 10" H x 20 1/2" W. Framed – 19 3/4" H x 27 3/4" W. Provenance: ex Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 3/4" tear surrounded by toning/acid burn, possibly indicating an old scotch tape repair, otherwise good condition. Possibly deacidified. Not examined outside of frame.
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