Carte de Kentucke
Original Author: John Filson; André, artist
Created: 1785
Medium: Map

Carte de Kentucke

This foldout map of Kentucky is from the French edition of John Filson's Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke (1785), a book that helped bring international fame to the frontiersman Daniel Boone. (The American version of the book was published the previous year.) In addition to detailing topographical features, the map includes a key at the top that notes the location of military fortifications, towns, houses and mills, Native American encampments, and places where salt can be found.

Citation: Histoire de Kentucke, Nouvelle Colonie à L'Ouest de la Virginie: Contenant, 1°. A1785 .F55. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.