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 American Antiquarian Society:  Map of the Indian Tribes of North America about 1600 A.D. along the Atlantic; & about 1800 A.D. Westwardly





Title: Map of the Indian Tribes of North America about 1600 A.D. along the Atlantic; & about 1800 A.D. Westwardly

Map Maker:  American Antiquarian Society

Place / Date: Cambridge, MA / 1836

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 16 x 15 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 18024


Description:

Seminal American map, beging the first recorded appearance of Jedidiah Smith's Route on a printed map.

Includes a color code listing the Esquimaux, Atapascas, Algonkin-Lenape, Iroquois, Cherokees, Creeks, Choctas & Chicasas, Sioux, Black Feet and Pawnee with color codes. A number of other tribes are named in the colored regions, and the Western Indians (are also named, but not colored). The map is attributed to Albert Gallatin, one of the more remarkable Americans of the first half of the 19th Century and published by the American Antiquarian Society in their Archaeologia Americana,1836. It was noted by Wheat, Cohen, and Howes as the best map of the West of its time.

Shows the California explorations by Jedidiah Strong Smith, many place names and notes. Calls the Great Basin the "Sandy Desert". Gallatin was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1761. After graduating from the University of Geneva he immigrated to Boston in 1780 and served in the Revolutionary Army. He later served as Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Jefferson and James Madison. He held numerous official positions including a commissioner to the Treaty of Ghent, as the United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to France, the Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, and president of the National Bank of New York. 


Condition Description: Minor tears repaired, backed archivally on verso


References: Wheat #417.


Related Categories:
Maps of America
Maps of North America
Maps of the United States

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