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Map. Wyoming, DE Quadrangle. USGS

Explore New England's topography with more than 1,100 topographical maps, [...] »

Map, Authorized Birds Eye View of the Alaskan.., 1909, WSU Libraries.

Washington was once part of an area contested for between the U.S. and Great [...] »

Map, Map of Grand Canyon National Park, 1926, Library of Congress Geography/Maps

16th-century to present-day maps, focusing on Americana and cartographic [...] »

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Etching, Captain Lewis shooting an Indian, 1810, Library of Congress

How geography influenced interactions among Lewis, Clark, & Native [...] »

sample screen shot of a map of the US eastern seaboard

Discover a whole new world of mapping and geography with Google Maps! [...] »

Map, Accurata delineatio..., c.1734, Matthaeus Seutter

View 400 hundred years of cartography from the Illinois area. [...] »

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Photo, Sea Lion performance, c.1971-1982, http://www.floridamemory.com/

How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America? [...] »

Illustration, "Karpfenschuppige Taube. . . ," 1880s, NYPL

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not native [...] »

Map, Captain John Smith's Map of Virginia, 1612

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south. [...] »

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