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Excellent map of North America, one of the first maps to show the details of Lewis & Clark's expedition and the earliest recorded map to show a river running from San Francisco to the Great Salt Lake (Teguayo), a myth which persisted for the next 20 years. An interesting and historically important map.

Malte Brun's maps, while modest in appearance, were meticulously researched and often included details of new discoveries far earlier than other map makers. This map is no exception. In addition to the Lewis & Clark details, it includes up to date information in Alaska and the NW Coast, and throughout the Missouri and Mississippi Valleys.

Malte-Brun went to great lengths to insure that this fine little work reflected the best in contemporary cartographic detail.