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Samuel Lewis’ landmark map of the Northwest Territory

A landmark map of the United States territory north and west of the Ohio River, with much valuable detail on the progress of Federal land sales, the extension of national boundaries at the expense of the native peoples, and accelerating settlement on the frontier.  Background After independence the public lands north and west of the […]

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Middleport Ohio bird’s-eye view

An extremely rare bird’s-eye view of Middleport Ohio. This richly-detailed image of Middleport depicts the town as seen from an imaginary viewpoint above the town of Clifton, West Virginia on the opposite bank of the Ohio River. Established in the 1820s, Middleport was so named on account of its location halfway between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. […]

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John Bachmann, THE SEAT OF WAR AT THE WEST. BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF JUNCTION OF THE OHIO & MISSISSIPPI RIVERS, SHOWING CAIRO AND PART OF THE SOUTHERN STATES. New York: A. Rumpf, 1861.

Prescient 1861 bird’s-eye view Mississippi Valley by John Bachmann

A scarce, striking and prescient bird’s-eye view of the Mississippi Valley, issued in 1861 before the region became a critical theatre of the Civil War. After the capture of Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861, President Lincoln declared the South in a state of insurrection and called for 75,000 volunteers to augment the tiny U.S. […]

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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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