Monday, August 29, 2016

Historic Maps of Kentucky available again

In 1979, University Press of Kentucky published Historic Maps of Kentucky by Thomas D. Clark. Clark, Kentucky’s most eminent historian, personally selected each of the ten maps included in the collection for their historical significance in depicting the emergence of Kentucky, as well as for their stunning representation of the cartographer’s art. The set was accompanied by a booklet including an illuminating historical essay, as well as notes on the individual facsimiles along with illustrations of numerous details from other notable Kentucky maps.

When the set was declared out of print in the late 1990s, extra copies of the maps remained in the press’s basement. Those maps are once again available. Kentucky for Kentucky is offering a very limited quantity of these prints for sale beginning Friday, August 26th, exclusively in the online shop and in the Fun Mall, 720 Bryan Ave. in Lexington. They have selected five designs to offer. Each print will retail for $20 each. The selection includes:
1. North America, Thomas Conder
“A New Map of North America agreeable to the most approved Maps and Charts, By Thos. Conder.” Size: 37.3 x 33.5 centimeters. In: R. Wilkinson, A General Atlas Collection of Maps of the World and Quarters, the Principal Empires, Kingdoms, e’c. with several Provinces, & other Subdivisions, currently delineated. London, 1794. Map in Special Collections, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky.
3. Kentucky, from Elihu Barker, W. Barker
“Kentucky, Reduced from Elihu Barker’s Large Map. W. Barker Sculp.” Engraved for Carey’s American Edition of Guthrie’s Geography improved. Size: 50.9 x 23.8 centimeters. In: William Guthrie, A New System of Modern Geography; or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar. 1st American edition, corrected, improved, and greatly enlarged. Philadelphia, 1794-1795. Map in Special Collections, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky.
4. Kentucky with Adjoining Territories
“The State of Kentucky with, the adjoining Territories from the best Authorities 1800. Engraved for Payne’s Geography Publish’d by I Low New York.” Size: 21.4 x 18.6 centimeters. In: John Payne, A New and Complete System of Universal Geography; ... Describing Asia, Africa, Europe and America. ... New York, 1798-1800. Map in The Filson Club, Louisville.
5. Kentucky, John Melish
“Kentucky.” Size: 36.3 x 18.4 centimeters. In: John Melish, Travels through the United States of America, in the years 1806 & 1807, and 1809, 1810, & 1811; Including an Account of Passages betwixt America and Britain, and Travels through Various Parts of Great Britain, Ireland, and Upper Canada. . . . Philadelphia, 18 12. Map in Special Collections, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky.
7. Kentucky & Tennessee, John Bartholomew
“Kentucky and Tennessee. Drawn and Engraved by J. Bartholomew. EdiRburgh. Published by A. & C. Black.” Size: 38.5 x 26.9 centimeters. In: Black’s General Atlas of the World. New edition, containing the latest discoveries, new boundaries and introductory description. Edinburgh, 1867. Map in Special Collections, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky.

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