Map of Liberia


Map of Liberia

Item Information

Title:
Map of Liberia
Description:
Besides escaping to the North, another alternative for freed slaves was “colonization“ or resettlement in Africa. Several organizations were founded to encourage and assist with this relocation, but this was not a universally appealing choice. The American Colonization Society, organized in 1816 in Washington, DC, assisted thousands of emancipated slaves in returning to Africa. The Society established the colony of Liberia, named from the Latin word for “free,“ on the west coast of Africa as a homeland for former slaves from the United States. An 1845 map of Liberia published by the Society shows that many place names were of African origin. However, several reflect a strong American influence, as does Monrovia, named for President James Monroe.
Creator:
Coyle, Randolph.
Creator:
Coyle, Randolph.
Creator:
Ashmun, J. (Jehudi), 1794-1828
Creator:
Edward Weber & Co
Name on Item:
compiled from data on file in the office of the American Colonization Society, under the direction of the Revd. W. McLain, secy., by R. Coyle.
Date:
1845
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Liberia--Maps
Monrovia (Liberia)--Maps
Places:
Liberia
LiberiaMontserrado (county)Monrovia
Publisher:
Baltimore [Md.] : Lith. by E. Weber & Co.
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Includes text.
Inset: Vicinity of Monrovia / surveyed by J. Ashmun, 1825.
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
Extent:
1 map ; 44 x 61 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:800,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006846
Call #:
G8880 1845 .C69
Barcode:
39999059028652
LCCN:
96684984
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