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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

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

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.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: President France, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, President Geography and Natural History, Soldier's Diary, French and Indian War

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