Extremely scarce map of the United States shortly after the Louisiana purchase. This map follows an 1806 edition, which did not include the addition of Florida below the original neatline, which has been pasted on as a recent update. The difference between this map and the 1806 map are indeed noteworthy. West of the Mississippi and especially in the Plains, the map has been greatly updated along the Kansas River and in the western Great Lakes region. Chicago is shown on Lake Michigan. The Spanish New Orleans is shown as are demarcations for the other Spanish territories west of the Mississippi in the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Substantial additions along the Arkansas River are also shown. Neither the Kansas or the Arkansas appeared on the 1806 edition. Much greater attention to Indian Details in the west. The oddly misshapen Ohio, Indiana and NW Territory are still in evidence. Georgia still extends to the Mississippi River and East and West Florida are still shown. An outstanding map of the period. Incorporates early discoveries in the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys shortly after the Louisiana Purchase. An outstanding map for mid-continent collectors.
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