Political and Military History Map 14 - North America on the Eve of the United States-Mexican War, 1845
Core Map: Henry Schenck Tanner, "North America." In his New Universal Atlas (Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1845). Newberry Library call number: Case os oG1019. T2 1845.
This map of North America from an 1845 atlas shows the political boundaries of the continent immediately before the United States - Mexican War. The core map, supplemental historic maps and texts, and modern maps serve as an excellent introduction to the political and cultural context of the mid-nineteenth century in which the geographical growth of the United States occurred.