The United States of America

Description

Map of the United States showing the boundaries fixed in 1782, five years before the ratification of the constitution, from a contemporary copy of Benjamin Franklin's red-line map identified in Spain by the Library of Congress at Washington. Includes three insets: Letter from Benjamin Franklin to Monsieur de Vergennes, Letter from El Conde de Aranda to El Conde de Floridablanca, and Nouvelle carte de la Baye d'Hudson (New Map of the Hudson Bay). Scale information indeterminable.

Physical Description

1 map : some col. ; 43 x 62 cm.

Creation Information

Martin, Lawrence 1938.

Context

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Contributor

  • Martin, Lawrence Selected and reproduced under the direction of Col. Lawrence Martin.

Contributor

  • Bloom, Sol Director General of the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission

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Publisher

  • Geological Survey (U.S.)
    Publisher Info: Reprinted 1938, by U.S. Geological Survey
    Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.

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Description

Map of the United States showing the boundaries fixed in 1782, five years before the ratification of the constitution, from a contemporary copy of Benjamin Franklin's red-line map identified in Spain by the Library of Congress at Washington. Includes three insets: Letter from Benjamin Franklin to Monsieur de Vergennes, Letter from El Conde de Aranda to El Conde de Floridablanca, and Nouvelle carte de la Baye d'Hudson (New Map of the Hudson Bay). Scale information indeterminable.

Physical Description

1 map : some col. ; 43 x 62 cm.

Notes

Original map created in 1782.

A later state of a map first published as: Amerique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages et etablissements Franc╠žois et Anglois / par le Docteur Mitchel. Paris: Le Rouge, 1776. Later additions added by Benjamin Franklin in 1782.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: HSU-0307002083888
  • Accession or Local Control No: 8.A.1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth493210

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Abilene Library Consortium

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Jesse Wallace Williams Map Collection

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  • 1938

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  • Sept. 14, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

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  • May 8, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

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Martin, Lawrence. The United States of America, map, 1938; Washington, D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth493210/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.