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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 551

2 Early TN & KY Maps: Cyrus Harris, 1796 & Samuel Lewis & Alexander Lawson, 1805

Estimate: $500 - $600
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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. 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: TENNESSEE map by Samuel Lewis, engraved by Alexander Lawson, 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, published by John Conrad and Company, Philadelphia, 1805. 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. Map surrounded by scale notations and double line border. Image: 8 1/8" H x 10 1/4" W. Sheet: 9" H x 10 3/4" 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: Toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, pinprick holes, minor tears and areas of loss to top margin, likely due to original binding. Pencil inscriptions, en verso. Appears to have been cut down as the plate marks are not present.

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