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This Map of Kentucke: Drawn From Actual Observations, Is Inscribed With the Most Perfect Respect, to the Honorable the Congress of the United States of America, and to His Excell'cy George Washington, Late Commander in Chief of Their Army

by their Humble Servant, John Filson
Map; Online
Philada. : Engrav'd by Henry D. Pursell, & printed by T. Rook. for the Author, 1784.
Variant Title
Map of Kentucke
Cartographic Info
Scale [1:633,600].
1 map : hand col. ; 50 x 45 cm.
  • ViU copy is a later variant showing Johnston's Fork at upper right quadrant, between the E and T of "Fayette."
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Explanation. Stations or Forts. Salt Springs & Licks. Towns. Dwelling-houses & Mills. Wigwams. The dotted lines represent Roads: some cleared, others not.
  • Dedication: While this Work shall live,...this Inscription remain a Monument of the gratitude of the Author, to Colls. Danl. Boon, Levi Todd, & Jas. Harrod...
  • Prime meridian: Philadelphia.
  • Border hand col.
  • Includes inscriptions.
  • Note: Land reserved for the Virginia Troops, extending to the Carolina Line...
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS. Imperfect: fragile, diffusely browned. Linen-backed. Inscription in top margin of map recto: "In June 1779 the whole number of Inhabitants in Kentucky amounted to one Hundred & Seventy Six only, and they now Decr 22 1785 exceed Thirty Thousand." Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection.
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Area Table 769 1784 Filson