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1703/1708: Carte du Mexique et de la Floride

Cartography:
Guillaume Del'Isle

This map, by French cartographer Guillaume Del’Isle (1675-1726), shows both the Mississippi River and the Rio Grande, thus making it … See more Carte du Mexique et de la Floride

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1753: Americae Septentrionalis, Pars 1

Cartography:
Leonhard Von Euler

This 1753 map, by Swiss mathematician Leonhard Von Euler, is the first map to show Texas (Tecas) as a region, … See more Americae Septentrionalis, Pars 1

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1785: North America

Cartography:
Thomas Kitchin

This is the first map to use the current spelling of TEXAS. Note that it shows Texas as part of … See more North America

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1804: Louisiana

Cartography:
Samuel Lewis

This 1804 map of western¬† North America, entitled “Lousisiana,” was published by British cartographer Aaron Arrowsmith in his famous “A … See more Louisiana

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1816: North America

Cartography:
Jacob Abbot Cummings

In 1803, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte sold Louisiana to the United States. The southwestern boundary of Louisiana was unclear, however; where … See more North America