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William Norman New Map of the United States Including Part of Louisiana From the best Authorities

Rare United States map by William Norman

A rare and intriguing little map of the United States issued by Boston publisher William Norman some time after the Louisiana Purchase. The map depicts the United States, including much of the Louisiana Territory just a few years following its acquisition from France. Heavy dashed lines delineate state and territorial boundaries, including Mississippi Territory (established […]

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Andrew Wilson (ca. 1750-1819), [Archive of manuscript documents including a map, most relating to his time in New Madrid, Louisiana Territory.] New Madrid; Charlestown, Virginia [now Wellsburg, West Virginia]; and Washington, Pennsylvania, 1794-1819, 1881.

An illuminating story of optimism and defeat in New Madrid: the first American settlement west of the Mississippi

A rich archive documenting the early years of New Madrid, the first permanent American settlement west of the Mississippi, through the eyes of Andrew Wilson, one of the city’s first settlers. Wilson, a minister-turned-judge, has much to say about religious freedom and the reinvention of government during the transfer of Louisiana to American control. The […]

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Image of the first map to depict the Louisiana Purchase in full

First map to illustrate the Louisiana Purchase in full

A rare cartographic landmark, including the earliest depiction of the Louisiana Purchase in its entirety and a late depiction of the proposed State of Franklinia. Issued in August 1804, this is the first published map to show the entire Louisiana Purchase as part of the United States (A note on Abraham Bradley’s June 2, 1804 […]

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