1566 Zaltieri-Forlani, N. America one This is one of the earliest maps to show a separation between America and Asia.
1587 Mercator “America or the New Indies” by Rumold Mercator
1640 America Spanish map of central and north America, complete with mythical creatures.
1718 Delisle, Louisiana “La Louisiane” by Frenchman Guillaume Delisle depicts the Mississippi and tributaries, claimed by France.
1757 du Prat, Louisiana This map illustrates French Louisiana at mid-century.
1778 Carver, North America Carver’s map details extent of European knowledge of continent, “from the latest discoveries”. We will explore in greater detail in the second week of this course.
1779 Tanner, NW coast exploration This map illustrates explorer routes to the Northwest, and the importance of Hawaii.
1806, Hohastillpelp to Wm. Clark This Nez Perce map accurately describes the intermountain region between the Missouri and Columbia rivers. Main travel routes noted are today’s highways.
1801, Ac co mok ki to Peter Fidler Blackfeet Indian map of Upper Missouri River country
Map credits: Library of Congress, Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Map credits: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Early American Digital Library.