Map of the United States, 1818

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Map of the United States, 1818

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | April 17, 2019

This map of the United States of America was made in 1818 by John Melish. Please note how the border between North West Territory and Missouri Territory runs directly through what later becomes Minnesota.