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Kentucky. Imlay, Gilbert, 1797

Kentucky. / Imlay, Gilbert / 1797
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Full Title: A Map of the State of Kentucky, from Actual Survey by Elihu Barker of Philadelphia. T. Conder Sculpt. London, Published June 1st, 1795 by J. Debrett, PIccadilly.

Author: Imlay, Gilbert

Date: 1797

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Author: Imlay, Gilbert

Date: 1797

Short Title: Kentucky.

Publisher: London: J. Debrett

Type: Book Map

Object Height cm: 35

Object Width cm: 73

Scale 1: 633,600

Note: Uncolored map with detailed information about the state including county lines, rivers, mountains, roads, rapids on the river, and geography of the land.

Reference: Howes G12; Streeter 1525; Buck 43; Graff 2091.

State / Province: Kentucky

Full Title: A Map of the State of Kentucky, from Actual Survey by Elihu Barker of Philadelphia. T. Conder Sculpt. London, Published June 1st, 1795 by J. Debrett, PIccadilly.

List No: 2757.003

Series No: 4

Engraver or Printer: Barker, Elihu ; Conder, T.

Published In: A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America ... By Gilbert Imlay ... Illustrated with correct Maps of the Western Territory of North America; of the State of Kentucky, as divided into Counties, from actual Surveys by Elihu Barker; a Map of the Tenasee Government; and a Plan of the Rapids of the Ohio. The Third Edition With Great Additions. London: Printed For J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly. 1797.

Publication Author: Imlay, Gilbert

Publication Date: 1797

Publication Reference: Howes G12; Streeter 1525; Buck 43; Graff 2091.

Publication Note: Clark II-41. Third and best edition. Streeter: "The most complete version of this work, in which form it was the most informative compilation on the West at the end of the 18th century." Complete text of Filson's Kentucky, Hutchins on Florida, etc., and much else. The Map of the State of Kentucky, by Elihu Barker is a slight reduction in size from the original by Carey, but not as great a reduction as the edition of the map that appeared in Carey's American Atlas and General Atlas in 1795 (cf Wheat & Brun 641, 642). The London version of the Barker map seems to have the same information as the Philadelphia, but they are very different in engraving style with the Philadelphia copy having an "American" look. Clark is critical of the accuracy of Imlay's letters, which were probably written in Europe after he fled Kentucky and financial problems. See DAB for another critical view of Mr. Imlay.

Publication List No: 2757.000

Publication Type: Exploration Book

Publication Maps: 4

Publication Height cm: 21

Publication Width cm: 14

Image No: 2757003

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