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Melish, John, 1771-1822
Philadelphia: Murray, Draper, Fairman and Co., 1818

Like other maps from the early years of the United States, John Melish's 1818 map claimed territory for the new nation. The odd shape of the state of Illinois suggests the mapmaker's limited knowledge of the region, perhaps due to the fact that most American settlement at the time was closer to the Ohio River. The map includes references to American Indian settlements to the west of the Mississippi River.

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Source:
Map2F G3700 1818 .M4
Date:
1818
Subjects:
Mapping
Places:
North America
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