The Middle States and Western Territories of the United States including the Seat of the Western War


An interesting map of the Midwestern and Northeastern United States, showing the active theater in the War of 1812.

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Capturing a critical moment in American history, this map shows the upstart nation in a period of tremendous westward expansion. The Northwest Territory can be seen subdivided into Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and the Michigan Territory. State capitals are listed for the first three as Chillicothe, Vincennes, and Kaskaskia, respectively, but otherwise urban centers are limited in the west.

Both Indiana and Illinois reflect early northern borders that will subsequently be modified to obtain access to Lake Michigan. Numerous forts are also shown throughout the region, reflecting its long status as a battleground during colonial America and even after Independence.

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): 10.20

Sheet Height (in): 8.50

Condition: B

Condition Description: Scattered faint soiling throughout the image, and a heavy horizontal crease near the bottom third of the sheet. The outer edges are worn, especially the top. Remains a good example of this scarce map.


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