Eastern United States
by Richard Phillips, London c.1803

This copper engraving folding map by Smith & Jones is rather uncommon for the fledgling nation. In New England, Maine is shown with a truncated northern boundary. Georgia’s western boundary is the Mississippi, and the border with Florida – then a Spanish territory – is located on the 31st parallel and marked “Land Claimed by the United States.” The proposed state of “Franklinia” is located in eastern Tennessee. It was formed in 1784, but never recognized by Congress and eventually re-annexed by North Carolina. “Morgania,” west of the Mississippi, is present-day Missouri and Arkansas. This short-lived Spanish territory was also known as New Madrid.


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