Map of part of the continent of North America : whereon is laid down the Missouri, Jeffersons, Lewis's, Clarks, and the Columbia, Rivers, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, as corrected by the celestial observations of Messr. Lewis & Clark during their tours of discovery in 1805


Map of part of the continent of North America

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Title:
Map of part of the continent of North America : whereon is laid down the Missouri, Jeffersons, Lewis's, Clarks, and the Columbia, Rivers, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, as corrected by the celestial observations of Messr. Lewis & Clark during their tours of discovery in 1805
Description:
America Transformed: By 1831, the land east of the Mississippi had been divided into 24 states and the Michigan territory. In addition, American settlement and Native dispossession started to expand west of the Mississippi with the addition of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri. The mapmakers also labeled the lands occupied by the Tsalagi (Cherokee), Mvskoke (Creek), Chikasha (Chickasaw), and Chahta (Choctaw) in large capital letters, although just a year earlier, the federal government had enacted the Indian Removal Act, which forced many tribes from their ancestral homelands. The law paved the way for the Trail of Tears, the name given to a series of forced relocations of these Native nations.
Creator:
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
Contributor:
Clark, William, 1770-1838
Cartographer:
King, N. (Nicholas), 1771-1812
Contributor:
United States. War Department
Name on Item:
copied from Lewis & Clarks map by N. King for the War Departmt. of U.S., between 1807 and 1808?
Date:
1807–1808
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Genre:
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Athenaeum
Collection (local):
Cartographic Collection
Subjects:
West (U.S.)--Discovery and exploration
Maps--West (U.S.)--1800-1810
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
Places:
Western United States (area)
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Shows the northern quadrant of the United States from east of the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
Title within an oval cartouche formed by a design of interlocking leafy spirals threaded with a beaded chain. Statement of responsibility is lettered below and on either side of the cartouche.
Black ink is used for inscriptions, place names, latitude and longitude, borders and the principal elements of the cartouche. Black ink wash is used to decorate the cartouche and to indicate mountain ranges. Red ink is used for inscriptions indicating the territories of the Indian tribes, the location of their villages, and estimates of their numbers. Blue watercolor is used to define the lakes, rivers and ocean. On cream wove paper.
Relief shown by shading.
Extent:
1 map on 28 sheets : col., mounted on linen ; 67 x 95 cm. on sheet 71 x 99 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Barcode:
31807001397307
Catalog Record:
http://catalog.bostonathenaeum.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=109139
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