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Dodd, RAMBLES THROUGH OUR COUNTRY. AN INSTRUCTIVE GEOGRAPHICAL GAME FOR THE YOUNG. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1881 or a bit later.

Rambles Through Our Country … a spectacular pictorial map of the United States

An early and spectacular example of American pictorial mapping, Rambles through Our Country is a simple educational game requiring players to complete a “grand tour” of the United States. The game is played on a board featuring a spectacular chromolithographic map of the United States. The map bears 200 numbered stations beginning with Hartford—where the […]

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Smith & Hill 1861 map of Dakota Territory

With the first printed map of Dakota Territory, showing Sioux cessions

A superb example of the first edition of this rare and important map of the Dakota Territory, published the year it was incorporated by Congress. With a presentation inscription to Alexander Ramsey, the first Territorial Governor of Minnesota. The main map focuses on the “ceded part of Dakota Territory,” delineated by a faint blue line […]

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Ca 1788 Winthrop Sargent plan of Indian mounds at Marietta

Important 18th-century manuscript map of the Indian mounds at Marietta, Ohio… with intriguing connection to Spanish diplomacy in America

A remarkable late-1780s manuscript map of the monumental Indian mounds at the future site of Marietta, Ohio, the first American settlement north and west of the Ohio River. Signed by Winthrop Sargent and produced for presentation to Don Diego Gardoqui, Spanish Minister to the United States, the map hints at Spain’s schemes regarding the American […]

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Emma Willard Series of Maps to Willard's History of the United States

A landmark historical atlas by Emma Willard, America’s first female map maker

The first historical atlas of the United States, by pioneering educator Emma Willard who in the service of her broader mission became America’s first female map maker. Willard’s atlas features twelve single- or double-sheet maps, beginning with an “introductory map” of the “locations and wanderings of the aboriginal tribes.” Though Native American peoples had long […]

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A remarkable plan of the Wounded Knee Massacre

An extraordinarily rare plan documenting the massacre at Wounded Knee, sketched and printed within days of the event. Wounded Knee was the last major encounter with the Sioux and effectively marked the end of centuries of Indian Wars. It came at a time of deep public anxiety about the emergence among the Sioux of the […]

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