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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 552

1800 KY Map by John Payne; 1796 KY & TN Map by Cyrus Harris; 4 items

Estimate: $400 - $450
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1st Item: A MAP OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY AND THE TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT COMPILED FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES, by Cyrus Harris, engraved by Amos Doolittle, from "The American Universal Geography" by Jedidiah Morse, published by Thomas and Andrews, Boston, 1796. Hand colored copper plate engraving of Kentucky and Tennessee depicting early towns and roads, including Nashville and Clarksville, rivers, roads, and boundary lines. Native American boundaries and the Southern boundary of the military reservation set aside for veterans of the North Carolina troops are shown. Roads shown include the "New and Short Road to Virginia". Many forts are indicated including Fort Washington, Fort Massac and Fort Jefferson. Title and scale of miles, lower right, compass rose, top left. "Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Image: 7 3/4" H x 11 5/8" W. Sheet: 8 1/8" H x 12 1/4" W. 2nd item: THE STATE OF KENTUCKY WITH THE ADJOINING TERRITORIES FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES 1800, by John Payne, engraved by John Scoles, from "New Encyclopaedia" published by John Low, New York, 1800. Copper plate engraving depicting a map of Kentucky and the surrounding areas including the "Northwestern Territory" of Illinois and Virginia and the "Southwestern Territory" including the "Tennessee Government", parts of Georgia and South Carolina depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and forts. Title, lower left. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Image: 7 1/2" H x 8 3/4" W. Sheet: 8 3/8" H x 10 1/8" W. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) documents pertaining to "Low's New Encyclopaedia", including one (1) leaf of double-sided "Kentucky" text pages and one (1) document titled "Directions to the Binder for Placing the Plates and Maps to Low's New Encyclopaedia," with columns of plates listed under their corresponding volumes. 10" H x 7 7/8" W.


1st item: Overall toning/acid burn, areas of dampstaining. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" area of repair to lower right corner. Margins have been cut down. Two vertical 8" x 1 1/8" scotch tape repairs to fold lines, traces of white paper fragments to top margin, pencil inscriptions, visible en verso. 2nd item: Overall toning/acid burn, dampstaining, minor tears, areas of loss with sticky residue to lower margin, likely from original book binding. Old white paper repairs and scotch tape repair, largest 5/8" x 10 1/8" and pencil inscriptions visible en verso. Top margin may have been cut down as the plate mark is not present. 3rd-4th items: Text pages with overall toning, dampstaining, minor tears, areas of loss with sticky residue to left margin, likely from original book binding. List with light toning, creases, handling wear, 7/8" x 3/8" old white paper tape repair to top left corner, en verso.

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