Robert A. McGaw Collection

Title

Robert A. McGaw Collection

Description

The Robert A. McGaw Tennessee Map Collection was presented in 1988 to the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Library in honor of long-time administrator and history enthusiast, Robert A. McGaw. The collection consists of one-hundred and ten maps spanning the years 1760 to 1900 and is a historical and visual treasure. The breadth of this collection allows one to follow the progression of how present day Tennessee was portrayed through the 18th and 19th centuries.

Identifier

MSS0274

Items in the Robert A. McGaw Collection Collection

A new map of North & South Carolina, & Georgia
Shows the boundaries of each of the above provinces extend from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River. Also shows towns along the coast, Indian villages and tribal territory, forts principal rivers, and relief.

 Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
A Map of the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida: Exhibiting the Boundaries as fixed by the late Treaty of Peace between the United States and the Spanish…

Map of the state of Kentucky : with the adjoining territories / by J. Russell.
Map of the state of Kentucky : with the adjoining territories. It shows the Ohio River, Cumberland River and Tennessee River and its ributaries

A new map of Tennessee : with its roads and distances from place to place along the stage & steam boat routes
Published in A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in seventy sheets and forming a series of One…

Gray's new map of Kentucky and Tennessee
Atlas Of The United States, With General Maps Of The World. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Historical, Scientific and Statistical.

Map of the former territorial limits of the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians
From the Map legend: Map of the former territorial limits of the Cherokee "nation of" Indians exhibiting the boundaries of the various cessions of land made by them to the colonies and the United States.

Map of the city of Nashville and vicinity
Map of the city of Nashville and the vicinity compiled from official records and the latest surveys.

Map prepared to exhibit the Campaigns in which the Army of the Cumberland took part during the War of the Rebellion
Map of South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and parts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia, showing roads, railroads, towns, rivers, names and boundaries of states, and relief by hachures. Atlas to accompany the official…

A New Map Of Tennessee With Its Roads And Distances from place to place along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes
This is the latest issue of this map we have seen, the end of a 24 year run - Tanner published the first edition in 1836 and it was continued by Mitchell, Thomas Cowperthwait, and DeSilver. There are several railroad changes from the copy in…