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Historical Map of the United States, showing early Spanish, French, and English discoveries and explorations, also forts, towns, and battlefields of historic interest. Edited by Rufus Blanchard, Chicago. 1876.

Title:
Historical Map of the United States, showing early Spanish, French, and English discoveries and explorations, also forts, towns, and battlefields of historic interest. Edited by Rufus Blanchard, Chicago. 1876.
Creator:
Blanchard, Rufus, 1821-1904
Date:
1876
Type:
Map
Format:
reformatted digital
Description:
Raster, Original Sheet(s): 140 x 148 cm. folded to 37 x 27 cm., Shows historical events on a large map of the Eastern United States from Columbus to about 1840. A tablet of history is mounted on the verso. The map was published for the Centennial celebrations and reflects Blanchard's growing interest in American history during the mid 1870's., Website description: Inspired by the nation’s centennial, Blanchard used both new and facsimile maps to showcase the history of exploration., Six inset facsimiles of early maps., Map is dissected into 4 long horizontal sections and mounted on linen., Folds into brown leather end boards 37 x 27 cm. with "Historical Map Of The United States. Blanchard" stamped in gilt., Land areas hand painted in full color, and water printed in blue color., Alternate title from Website.