Misspelled map of the Bluegrass State from 1820.

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This interesting and early map of Kentucky highlights the backwater composition of the state in the early 19th centuries. A few urban centers, small towns, and trading posts are connected by a rudimentary system of roads. Salt licks, forts and rapids are also noted.

Topography is depicted pictorially, with the Cumberland Mountains prominently featured in the southeast. The map includes portions of the adjacent states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Tennessee, but interior detail is only shown in the last.

Published in Philadelphia in 1820 by Benjamin Warner and Matthew Carey, for inclusion in A General Atlas: Being a Collection of Maps of the World and Quarters…

Map Details

Publication Date: 1820

Author: Matthew Carey

Sheet Width (in): 10.20

Sheet Height (in): 8.40

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Faint damp stains in the upper corner, one of which enters in the neatline and contains a small spot of foxing. Otherwise in very good condition, with a bit of ink smudging in a few places within the image.

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