Early Map of the United States
Published in Paris c.1785

The map is highly detailed, extending to the Rio Grande and including notes on the Sioux Indians and the Country of the Padoucas. There are extensive notes throughout, including notes on early explorers such as De Soto and La Sale, Indians, Forts, and other points of early interest. States are listed in the lower right, as well as 10 new states proposed by Thomas Jefferson: Silvania, Michigania, Chersonesus, Arsenistpia, Metropotamia, Illinoia, Saratoga, Washington, Polypotamia, and Pelisypia. Missippi is marked as the western border, but the map extends to Mexico and “Tecas.”


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