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[Detail] Mediolanensis dvcatvs from the atlas [1570].

4) Cultural Landscape

This section includes census maps and land-ownership records that reveal the ethnic origins of settlement areas as well as maps that record the establishment of farmsteads and villages. This category also contains the "American Colonization Society Collection of Maps of Liberia".

Search on George Washington or review the Cultural Landscape Maps Title List to find this map of George Washington's property adjacent to his Mt. Vernon residence.

Students can use this map to launch research on the nation's first president. Students might locate the Potomac river (spelled Potomack on this map). Students might then use the bibliographic record of the map to discover that Washington himself was the map maker and to determine Washington's age when he made the map.

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