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General map of North America drawn from the best surveys
General map of North America drawn from the best surveys
TitleGeneral map of North America drawn from the best surveys
Date of Original1795
CreatorReid, John, 1764?-1828
Creator RoleCartographer
DescriptionSome details of the Northern Plains begin to be filled in with this map from 1795.
Ordering Informationhttp://www.history.nd.gov/archives/rscopypermission.html
General SubjectMaps, stamps and seals
Subject (LCTGM)Maps
Rivers
Discovery & exploration
LocationNorth America
Decade1790-1799
Item NumberMap 970.03 R353g 1795
Format of OriginalMaps
Dimensions of Original36 x 45 cm.
Publisher of OriginalJohn Reid (New York, N.Y.)
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
NotesRelief shown pictorially.
West Longitude from London.
Scale ca. 1:2, 150, 000.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryJohn Reid's map begins to fill in some detail for the northern plains, though the proportions are distorted and many features are misplaced. In this map the Red River runs from west to east to Lake Winnipeg. The headwaters of the Missouri are properly located near the Rocky (Stony) Mountains, but the major tributaries are missing. The Louisiana Purchase is still 8 years in the future, so the map lacks definition of the territories claimed by the British, French, Spanish, or the United States. The Rocky Mountains are labeled the Stony Mountains on this map. Some geographers and mountain men also called the Rockies the Shining Mountains well into the 19th century.
Reid makes no attempt to identify any western peoples or villages. Reid marks the fledgling United States and its capital, Washington.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Map Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (Map 970.03 R353g 1795)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
LanguageEnglish
Digital IDshMap970.03R353g1795
OCLC number84864247
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