North America


Charming map of North America at a time of tremendous competition for land and resources.

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This great little map of North America shows a fascinating perspective of the continent from the early part of the 19th century. A scattered dispersal of regional names reflects colonial territories, Native American lands, and vague approximations of a handful of states. Several notes in the Arctic Circle place exploration results from the 17th and 18th centuries, and three possible courses are shown for the headwaters of the Missouri River.

Though these features would have ostensibly been included to provide evidence of the latest research, the image was practically outdated at the time of publication. The reference at the bottom of the image, ‘From Arrowsmiths large map’ is a further attempt to lend authority – though it may reference a map issued by the famed English cartographer much earlier!

Map Details

Publication Date: 1812

Author: Matthew Carey

Sheet Width (in): 11.10

Sheet Height (in): 8.50

Condition: A

Condition Description: Crisp impression on a bright, clean sheet. Uneven outer edges and a soiled and ragged right binding edge. Includes neutral toned matte for display.


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