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Hutchins' map is a milestone in American History by one of America's most important cartographers. It was the best map of the Ohio Valley Region issued after Lewis Evans' map of the Middle British Colonies and without question one of the 10 most important 18th Century maps in American History, a map which Thomas Streeter referred to as "the most important map of the West printed to that time." The map was issued both separately and with Hutchins' "A Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina…" The book and map are widely considered to be one of the most important early geographical descriptions of the West, produced by the first and only person to hold the title Geographer of the United States and the man responsible for range system of land surveying in the United States. An essay detailing the cartographic significance of this map is available by emailing us a request. Original outline color map in two sheets as issued. Occasional marginal tears, else an excellent example.