A map of the north west parts of the United States of America


A map of the north west parts of the United States of America

Item Information

Title:
A map of the north west parts of the United States of America
Description:
This rare and unique map was produced by inventor and amateur mapmaker John Fitch, in an attempt to raise funds to support his newly invented steamboat. Fitch made and engraved the map himself, and printed it in Philadelphia on a cider press. Unfortunately for Fitch, the map never sold well, and the geography displayed on the map was well out-of-date by the time the Old Northwest was settled after being released from British and Native American control.
Creator:
Fitch, John, 1743-1798
Name on Item:
John Fitch.
Date:
[1785]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Northwest, Old--Maps--Early works to 1800--Facsimiles
Northwest, Old--Administrative and political divisions--Maps--Early works to 1800
Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789
Places:
Midwest (area)
Publisher:
[S.l.] : John Fitch
Notes:
Shows Great Lakes to North Carolina and the Mississippi River to the Allegany and part of Lake Ontario.
Prime meridian: Philadelphia.
Relief shown by landform drawing.
Dedication to Thos. Hutchins Esqr.
"The several divisions on the N.W. of the Ohio is the form which that Country is to be laid off into states according to the oridinance of Congress of May the 20th 1785."
Includes notes.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 68 x 50 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:2,550,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_009559
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
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