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The United States of America laid down from the best authorities, agreeable to the Peace of 1783

Covers the 13 United States, Louisiana, and parts of Canada and Florida. Shows boundaries, towns and cities, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory, rivers, coast shoals and banks, and relief. The boundaries of the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia extend west to the Mississippi River. A broken line running north to south through the Appalachian Mountains is identified as the "Boundary of the back settlements of Indian nations." -- cf. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789.

Metadata

Cartographer

Wallis, J. (John), -1818

Date

[1783]

Publisher

Published, April 3d, 1783, by the proprietor John Wallis, at his map-warehouse, Ludgate Street, London

Scale

Scale approximately 1:6,336,000

Language

English

Location

New-York Historical Society

Collection (local)

New-York Historical Society Collection

Subjects
  • United States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map : hand colored ; 47 x 56 cm, on sheet 51 x 63 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Prime meridian: London.
  • The first printed map known to bear the nation's standard, it appeared five months before the signing of the Treaty of Paris, and indicated the national boundaries established by same. The title cartouche is flanked by likenesses of Washington and Franklin, attended by female personifications of Columbia, Liberty and Justice.

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