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"A Map of the Tennassee [sic] Government from the latest Surveys 1810" by John Payne, published by E. Low, New York, 1810. From "The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences". Copper plate engraving of early Tennessee featuring 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 cartouche, lower right, references legend, lower left, scale of miles, lower left. "Engd. for the New Encyclopaedia Published by E. Low N. York" centered above map, "Long. W. from Philada." top right. Map surrounded by scale notations and black line border. Housed in a mat and encapsulated (not laminated) in plastic. Image – 7 1/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Sheet – 11" H x 16 1/8" W. Mat – 14 5/8" H x 21 1/2" W. Circa 1810. CONDITION: Overall good condition with light toning, foxing spots, areas of insect damage, largest 1 1/4", along left edges of sheet. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on July 15, 1998. Pencil notations, retail sticker, and ink stamp, en verso of mat.