First printed map of the American continents by Sebastian Münster (1554)
First printed map of the American continents by Sebastian Münster (1554)  

Map of the Americas by Frederik de Wit (1610)
Map of the Americas by Frederik de Wit (1610)


New Netherland, by Nicolaas Visscher II (1684)
New Netherland, by Nicolaas Visscher II (1684)


Recens edita totius Novi Belgii in America Septentrionali siti (1730)
Recens edita totius Novi Belgii in America Septentrionali siti (1730)


"A new and correct map of the United States of North America" is the first map of the U.S. drawn and printed in the US by an American; it was printed in Connecticut by Abel Buell in March 1784, six months after the Treaty of Paris
 the first map of the U.S. drawn and printed in the US by an American (1784)


Ottoman map of the US from the Cedid Atlas (1803)
Ottoman map of the US from the Cedid Atlas (1803)


Map of the United States of America: with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions (1816)
Map of the United States of America: with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions (1816)


Atlas of North America that shows British Columbia (then apart of the Oregon Country) as an American possession (1826)
Atlas of North America that shows British Columbia (then apart of the Oregon Country) as an American possession (1826)


Map of the USA (1839)
Map of the USA (1839)


Political map of the United States (1850)
Political map of the United States (1850)


Ranney's new map of the United States (1854)
Ranney's new map of the United States (1854)


Propaganda from 1888. Liberty begins in Plymouth under the guide of the Bible and takes U.S. across the Great Plains towards Immortality (i.e. San Francisco); Slavery, on the other hand, starts in Jamestown without any Bible and leads USA on the path to Hades (i.e. Abilene, Texas).
Propaganda from 1888.


Map of the United States Showing, in Six Degrees, the Density of Population (1890)
Map of the United States Showing, in Six Degrees, the Density of Population (1890)


Map of the United States showing Routes of Principal Explorers from 1501 to 1844. Engraved and printed by the U.S. Geological Survey (1907)
Map of the U.S. showing Routes of Principal Explorers from 1501 to 1844. Engraved and printed by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1907.


Relative sizes of the United States and the European powers (1920)
Relative sizes of the United States and the European powers, 1920.


If  we enter a World War - and LOSE, Los Angeles Examiner (November 14, 1937)
The United States, with the greatest resources on earth, would suffer the fate of Poland, Austria and Germany - our prized lands would be divided among conquerors.
If  we enter a World War - and LOSE


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Alex E

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