Thomson, John. Western Hemisphere. 1817

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Thomson, John.

Western Hemisphere.

London, 1817

Printed the year that James Monroe was sworn in as the fifth US President and the year that construction of the Erie Canal begins. 

The map is a representation of North America and South America from the perspective of the Western Hemisphere. Cartographically this map represents a notable attempt to combine cartographic speculation with new discoveries and political advocacy and is most interesting for its presentation of North America


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