1934

Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

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<The recollections of many unnamed explorers must have found their way, by one means or another, to the leading cartographers of their times. This is evidenced by the fact that the maps of the West showing the Ohio Valley and the Kentucky County from the first journey of Joliet and marquette in 1673 down through the successive works of Franquelin 1683 and 1684; Hennepin, 1697 and 1699; Wells, 1700; DeL'Isle, 1700-1718; Chatelain, 1732-1739; Popple, 1733; Bellin, 1744-1755; D'Anville, 1746; Evans, 1755-1776; Mitchell, 1755-1775; Hutchins, 1778, and many others show progressive improvement in accuracy and detail. Since only a very few and rudimentary topographical surveys were made with map making as the principal objective, Evans, Mitchell and Hutchins being paramount exceptions, it is certain that for more than a century after the journey of Gabriel Arthur in 1674, the chief source of an expanding understanding of the Kentucky Country was the occasional and usually unofficial explorer.> JILLISON7:10

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