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Thomas G. Bradford. "Tennessee & Kentucky." From A Comprehensive Atlas. Geographical, Historical & Commercial. Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. 7 3/4 x 10. Engraving. Original outline color. Full margins. Some typical, light spotting. First issue. Overall, very good condition.

A small map of Tennessee and Kentucky published in Boston in 1835 showing the states in the third decade of the nineteenth century. Information shown includes rivers, towns, and some topography. Throughout the early period of the century, Kentucky continually added counties, as the population expanded and developed around the state. This map is very up-to-date in showing this political development, with each county indicated and named. $175



Colton: Kentucky & Tennessee
J.H. Colton. "Kentucky and Tennessee." New York: J.H. Colton, 1856. 12 3/4 x 15 5/8. Lithograph. Full original hand-coloring. Full margins. Very good condition.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York. The Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift. This map with its fine detail, is a strong example of their successful work. The map presents the counties with contrasting pastel shades, and includes depictions of towns, roads, railroads, rivers, and some topography. This is an attractive map as well as an interesting historical document. $150



A.J. Johnson. "Johnson's Kentucky and Tennessee." New York: Johnson & Browning, 1860. 17 x 24. Lithograph. Full original hand-color. Three vignettes. Barbed wire border. Some age toning and wear along folds; else, good condition.

An attractive map from A. J. Johnson's atlas issued just prior to the Civil War. Johnson, who published out of New York City, was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century, producing popular atlases, geographies and so on. This finely detailed map is a good example of Johnson's work. Townships, towns, roads, rail lines, rivers and lakes are shown throughout. Of particular note is the extensive road and rail network in the states that would become so important in the forthcoming conflict. The clear presentation of cartographic information and the hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document. It is an excellent example of Johnson's, and thus American, cartography. $225



Mitchell: Kentucky & Tennessee
"County Map of Kentucky and Tennessee." Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. 1864. 10 3/4 x 13 3/8. Lithograph. Original hand coloring. Full margins. Decorative border. Very good condition.

For most of the middle part of the nineteenth century, the firm founded by S. Augustus Mitchell dominated American cartography in output and influence. This fine map is from one of his son's atlases, and it shows Kentucky and Tennessee in the 1860s. Towns, rivers, roads and other topographical information are clearly shown, and the counties are shaded with contrasting pastel colors. A fine decorative border surrounds the map, and the whole effect makes for an attractive mid-nineteenth century map. $165



A.J. Johnson. "Johnson's Kentucky and Tennessee." New York: Johnson & Ward, 1862. 17 x 24. Lithograph. Full original hand-color. Three vignettes. Barbed wire border. Very good condition.

An attractive map from A. J. Johnson's atlas issued during the Civil War. Johnson, who published out of New York City, was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century, producing popular atlases, geographies and so on. This finely detailed map is a good example of Johnson's work. Townships, towns, roads, rail lines, rivers and lakes are shown throughout. Of particular note is the extensive road and rail networks in the states that were so important in the ongoing conflict. The clear presentation of cartographic information and the warm hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document. It is an excellent example of Johnson's, and thus American, cartography. $275



A.J. Johnson. "Johnson's "Kentucky and Tennessee." New York: Johnson & Ward, 1864-65. 17 1/2 x 24 1/4. Lithograph. Full original hand-color. Two vignettes. Strap work border. Very good condition.

An attractive map from A. J. Johnson's atlas issued during the Civil War. Johnson, who published out of New York City, was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century, producing popular atlases, geographies and so on. This finely detailed map is a good example of Johnson's work. Townships, towns, roads, rail lines, rivers and lakes are shown throughout. Of particular note is the extensive road and rail networks in the states that were so important in the ongoing conflict. The clear presentation of cartographic information and the warm hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document. It is an excellent example of Johnson's, and thus American, cartography. $250



Mitchell: Kentucky & Tennessee
"County Map of Kentucky and Tennessee." Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. 1867. 10 3/4 x 13 3/8. Lithograph. Original hand coloring. Full margins. Decorative border. Very good condition.

For most of the middle part of the nineteenth century, the firm founded by S. Augustus Mitchell dominated American cartography in output and influence. This fine map is from one of his son's atlases, and it shows Kentucky and Tennessee in the 1860s. Towns, rivers, roads and other topographical information are clearly shown, and the counties are shaded with contrasting pastel colors. A fine decorative border surrounds the map, and the whole effect makes for an attractive mid-nineteenth century map. $150



J.H. Colton. "Kentucky and Tennessee." New York: J.H. Colton, 1866. 15 1/2 x 26 1/4. Lithograph. Full original hand-coloring. Full margins. Very good condition.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York. The Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift. This map, with its fine detail, is a strong example of their successful work. The map presents the counties with contrasting pastel shades, and includes depictions of towns, roads, railroads, rivers, and some topography. This is an attractive map as well as an interesting historical document. $150



"Gray's Atlas Map of Kentucky and Tennessee." Philadelphia: O.W. Gray & Son, ca. 1880. 11 3/4 x 16 1/2. Lithograph. Original color. Full margins. Very good condition.

A nicely detailed map of the state by the Philadelphia firm of O.W. Gray and Son. The firm began its publishing around mid-century and published regional and U.S. atlases up to the 1880s. This map was issued at the time of the American centennial and it is typical of their work. It contains excellent topographical information and good detail on the towns, counties, roads, and railroads in the state. This information and its attractive presentation make it a nice example of American cartography of the period. $125



Bradley: Kentucky Tennessee
"Kentucky and Tennessee." Philadelphia: W.M. Bradley & Bro., 1889. 13 1/4 x 20 1/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. Full margins. Very good condition.

A neatly detailed map from the Philadelphia publishing firm of William M. Bradley & Bro. While Philadelphia was no longer the main center of cartographic publishing in North America by the late nineteenth century, many fine maps were still produced there, as is evidenced by this map. Topography, political information, towns, and physical features are all presented precisely and clearly. The transportation network is particularly well delineated. $140



George F. Cram. "Kentucky and Tennessee." Chicago: G.F. Cram & Co., ca. 1889. 9 5/8 x 13 1/4. Lithograph. Outline hand color.

A colorful, detailed map. The George Cram Company was an engraving and publishing firm from Chicago. In the mid-nineteenth century, the center of cartographic publishing was New York City, but in the 1880's this began to shift towards Chicago with the advent of the Rand, McNally and Cram firms. These firms were noted for their efficient output of precise maps filled with useful and up-to-date political and cultural information, and details on roads, towns, railroads, and so forth. $45



"Kentucky & Tennessee." From Gaskell's Atlas of the World. Chicago: Gaskell, 1889. 9 x 12 1/2. Cereograph map with original printed color. Very good condition.

A double sided map from the late nineteenth century that is a good example of the quality of American mapmaking at the time. Done by cereography, or wax engraving, the map is filled with precise, clear and copious details. Shown are towns, road, railroads, rivers, all set against a topographical background and with pastel shades delineated counties. A wonderful map showing these states almost a century and a half ago. $40



Rand: Kentucky Tennessee
[Tennessee and Kentucky]. From Rand McNally & Company's Indexed Atlas of the World. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1899. 18 3/4 x 25 3/4. Cerograph. Very good condition.

A late nineteenth century map from the early days of the Rand, McNally & Co. firm out of Chicago, a company that would shift the center of cartographic publishing from the east coast to the mid-west. Typical of the firm's work, this map has very good detail precisely and neatly exhibited. Topographic and social information, counties, roads, and many more details are neatly illustrated. Aesthetically and cartographically, it foreshadows the maps of the twentieth century. $125



George F. Cram. "Kentucky/Tennessee." (with inset of "Covington, Newport and Vicinity"), from Cram's Universal Atlas, Geographical, Astronomical and Historical. Chicago: G. F. Cram & Co., 1900. 12 5/8 x 20. Colored cerograph. Very good condition.

The George F. Cram Company was an engraving and publishing firm in Chicago. In the mid-nineteenth century the center of cartographic publishing was New York City, but this began to shift towards Chicago with the advent of the Rand, McNally and Cram firms. These companies were noted for their efficient output of precise maps filled with useful and up-to-date political and cultural information. Founded in 1869, the Cram firm quickly became synonymous with accuracy and innovation, creating maps delineating cities, towns, major transportation routes, railroads, and topographical features. This map of Kentucky and Tennessee is bordered by keys indexing counties, which are beautifully shown in contrasting colors, as well as cities with their approximate populations in thousands. Altogether an attractive and informative map. $120



"Kentucky & Tennessee." New York: C.S. Hammond & Co., 1914. 11 x 18. Chromolithograph. Outline color. Very good condition.

A detailed and very up-to-date map by one of leading American cartographic firms of the early twentieth century. New York had become the center of American map publishing in the middle of the nineteenth century. Towards the end of the century much of the cartographic industry moved to Chicago and other cities, but the Hammond firm kept New York as an important center of map-making. This map is typical of the company's output, with accurate and clearly presented topographical and political detail. $40



"Rand McNally Standard Map of Tennessee." Chicago: Rand McNally, Co., 1920. 26 1/4 x 19 1/4. Color screen print. State shown in two sections (East and West) with a key to Tennessee Railroads in red. $75



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