1785 Atlas Map of Kentucky by John Filson

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Old 1785 Atlas Map of Kentucky

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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 Excellcy. George Washington, late Commander in Chief of their Army.

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1784 Map of Kentucky
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Map Features

  • Locations and references in French.
  • Reference table shows posts & forts, sources of salt, homes, and Native American villages.
  • Waterways include the Cumberland River, Green River, Ohio River, Salt River, Licking River, Red River, and many creeks and other tributaries. Many trails, battlegrounds, and Indian tribal areas are marked.
  • Towns of Greenville, Lee’s Town, Lexington, Boonsburg, Danville, Clarkville, Louisville, and others are featured in this map.

Map Notes

  • Contributor: John Filson, Henry D Pursell and Ternon Rook.
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Prime meridian: Philadelphia.
  • Border Hand colored
  • Includes inscriptions.

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