A Map of the United States and Part of Louisiana


Rare map of the United States showing a key period in the country’s development.

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Though issued in 1820, this map of the United States shows an overview of the rapidly expanding country from nearly a decade earlier. Indiana (1816) and Illinois (1818) are absent and shown as part of the Northwest Territory. Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi had all also achieved statehood by the time of publication, but are shown in an early territorial configuration adjacent to Spanish Florida (oddly unified).

The western regions are absent of place names, save for a large Louisiana Territory, which had been renamed the Missouri Territory in 1812. International borders with Britain and Spain are shown somewhat ambiguously, foreshadowing forthcoming military and diplomatic disputes.

Published in Philadelphia in 1820 by Benjamin Warner and Matthew Carey, for inclusion in A General Atlas: Being a Collection of Maps of the World and Quarters…

Map Details

Publication Date: 1820

Author: Matthew Carey

Sheet Width (in): 10.90

Sheet Height (in): 8.60

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Sheet slightly toned, consistent with age, and has narrow outer margins. Two tears have been repaired on the verso, one in the upper left margin and another in the lower 2" of the centerfold. The image is a bit faded, and there is a faint smudge in the upper right, near the Missouri River. Scarce, and in good condition.


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