1816 Map of the United States

This is a map of the United States and the contiguous British and Spanish Possessions by John Melish. This map shows the nation just prior to the Missouri Compromise. The Compromise drew a line west from the line separating Kentucky and Tennessee. Territory south of the line could become slave states; territory north of it would remain free. The only exception was to be the new slave state of Missouri, balanced by the new free state of Maine.

Date:
1816
Original Format:
Map
Item#:
47.023
Height:
1625px
Width:
2579px
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