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Washington, George (1732-1799) Map of the western parts of the colony of Virginia, as far as the Mississip[p]i

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00419.02 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: London Type: Map Date: [1754] Pagination: 1 map 26.5 x 42 cm

Summary of Content: Rare folding map of Eastern part of what is today the United States to the Mississippi River. With orange color supplied on the borders of Virginia. Shows Washington's route from Williamsburg to French Fort. Removed from book due to condition 1997.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: PresidentFranceMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPresidentGeography and Natural HistorySoldier's DiaryFrench and Indian War

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