Maps: North America

This collection includes maps from the Special Collections. The collection includes maps associated with overland and Pacific Exploration, as well as maps documenting settlement and urban growth in the Pacific Northwest.

(13 total)
A Chart of the Northern Pacific Ocean, Containing the N. Coast of Asia & N.W. Coast of America, explored 1778 & 1779 by Captain Cook, and further explored in 1788 & 1789, by John Meares.

A map of the Northern Pacific Ocean, scanned from the 1967 reproduction of the original 1791 "Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789 from China to the North-West Coast of America" book.

1791

A Chart of the N.W. Coast of America and N.E. Coast of Asia, explored in the years 1778, & 1779, by Capt.n Cook and further explored in 1788, and 1789.

A map of the northwest coast of America and northeast coast of Asia, scanned from the 1967 reproduction of the original 1791 "Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789 from China to the North-West Coast of America" book.

1791

Louisiana

From the NEW AND ELEGANT GENERAL ATLAS by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis, published in Philadelphia in 1804. Engraved by Henry S. Tanner. 25 x 21 cm.

1804

Map of the Country Inhabited by the Western Tribes of Indians

This map is a close copy of a map an anonymous map published in THE TRAVELS OF CAPTS. LEWIS & CLARKE (Philadelpia, 1809), which was itself based on Samuel Lewis's "Louisiana" in the Arrowsmith and Lewis Atlas of 1804. This version of the map was engraved by Samuel John Neele for THE TRAVELS OF CAPTS. LEWIS & CLARKE (London, 1809). 25 x 20 cm.

1809

A Map of Lewis and Clark's Track, Across the Western Portion of North America From the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean

Copied by Samuel Lewis from the original by William Clark. Engraved by Samuel Harrison. Originally issued with the first official account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION, published in Philadelphia in 1814. 30 x 70 cm

1814

British Possessions in America

From the NEW AND ELEGANT GENERAL ATLAS by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis, published in Philadelphia in 1804. Based on Arrowsmith's Map of America. Engraved by Jones and ruled by Hooker. 20 x 25 cm.

1804

North America

From the NEW AND ELEGANT GENERAL ATLAS by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis, published in Philadelphia in 1804. 25 x 20 cm.

1804

A Map of Louisiana, with the course of the Mississippi, and the adjacent Rivers, the Nations of the Natives, the French Establishments and the Mines

From the first volume of THE HISTORY OF LOUISIANA (1763) by Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz. Engraved by Palmer. 34 x 26 cm.

1757

A New Map of North America From the Latest Discoveries

This map was issued with Jonathan Carver's book, "Travels through the Interior Parts of North America." This map is from the 1779 edition. 33 x 36 cm.

1778

The Port of Portland: Location of Wharves

32.9 x 90.2 cm. A map showing wharves along Portland's Willamette River issued by the Port of Portland in February, 1912.

1912

Gothenberg Association Map of Portland, Oregon

55.8 x 43.4 cm. A map for a proposed voters' initiative to limit liquor sales to the downtown core of Portland.

1909