A New Map of Kentucky with its Roads and Distances from place to place along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes
Philadelphia: H. N. Burroughs, 1846.
Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 11 1/2" x 13 7/8"
Detailed 1st edition map of Kentucky divided into counties. Shows towns, waterways, major routes and geographic features. Includes insets showing the Falls of Ohio, the city of Lexington and vicinity, and of Mason and Lewish counties along the Ohio River. A table in the upper right shows steam boat routes from Louisville to Pittsburgh, and Louisville to New Orleans.
Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) published this map as part of the first edition of his seminal New Universal Atlas. Mitchell is one of the pioneers in American cartography of the 19th century and led the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates.