Lot 83: Tennessee Map, Samuel Lewis & Alexander Lawson
October 22, 2016
Knoxville , TN, USALive Auction
Description: "Tennessee" Map, drawn by Samuel Lewis, engraved by Alexander Lawson, published by Thomas & Andrews, Boston, 1812. 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. Uncolored map of early Tennessee featuring 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 cartouche, top center, scale of miles, top center, legend, lower right. "Longitude W. from Philada." centered above map, "Long. W. from London" centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and double line border. Image - 8" H x 10" W. Sheet - 8 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W. Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition Report: Overall foxing spots, largest 1/2" lower left corner. Water stains, top left corner, largest area 2 1/8". Foxing spots and water damage visible en verso.