- (1718) Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi
This map shows the French view of North America in the early 18th century.
- (1769) Mapa, que comprende la Frontera, de los Dominios del Rey, en la America Septentrional
This map shows Spanish geographical knowledge at the time of American Revolution.
- (1785) Hudson's Bay's country
Fur trade geographer, Peter Pond, sketched the Rocky Mountains as a single, narrow range close to the Pacific.
- (179?) North America from the Mississippi River to the Pacific
This map shows North America between 35th and 60th degrees latitude.
- (1798) Bend of the Missouri River
This map indicates the number of warriors, houses and tents of six Mandan and Pawnee Indian villages in the vicinity of the junction of the Missouri and Knife Rivers.
- (1798) Map of Missouri River and vicinity from Saint Charles, Missouri, to Mandan villages of North Dakota
This map was used by Lewis and Clark in their 1804 expedition.
- (1798) "A Chart Shewing part of the Coast of N. America"
Captain George Vancouver, who spent several years exploring the northwest coast, made this map in 1798.
- (1802) A map exhibiting all the new discoveries in the interior parts of North America
This Arrowsmith map shows the British view of North America at the beginning of the 19th century. Jefferson probably used it while planning the expedition.
- (1803) Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwether Lewis, tracing showing the Mississippi, the Missouri for a short distance above Kansas, Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Winnipeg, and the country onwards to the Pacific
This map by Nicholas King was probably carried by Lewis and Clark on their expedition.
- (1803) A map of North America
This map, made by John Luffman, shows an outline view of North America.
- (1805) Draught of the Falls and Portage of the Missouri
(1805) Draught of the Falls and Portage of the Missouri.
- (1805) A map of part of the continent of North America: between the 35th and 51st degrees of north latitude, and extending from 890 degrees of west longitude to the Pacific Ocean / compiled from the authorities of the best informed travellers by M. Lewis; copied by Nicholas King, 1805.
William Clark drafted this map while wintering in the Mandan Villages during 1804-1805.
- (1805) Louisiana Map by Samuel Lewis
This map shows how Jefferson probably envisioned the West at the time of the expedition.
- (1807) A Map of the discoveries of Capt. Lewis & Clark from the Rockey Mountain and the River Lewis to the Cap of Disappointment or the Columbia River at the North Pacific Ocean by Observation of Robert Frazer.
Expedition member, Robert Frazer, made this map while traveling with Lewis and Clark.
- (1810) Atlas accompanying An account of expeditions to the sources of the Mississippi and through the western parts of Louisiana to the sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun rivers. 1810
This atlas by Zebulon Pike contains a copy of the Lewis and Clark map.
- (1814) A map of Lewis and Clark's track, across the western portion of North America from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean
This map was drawn by Samuel Lewis based on a large map kept by William Clark in his St. Louis office. The engraved copy accompanied Nicholas Biddle's History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark.
- (1825) Map - The preceding map comprehends all what is usually called the Louisiana purchase" by Thomas Jefferson which is at present divided into the states of Louisiana, Missouri, and into the territories of Arkansaw and Missouri.
This map, taken from the surveys of Lewis, Clark and Pike, accompanies a 1825 Rhode Island broadside.
- (1836) Map of the Indian tribes of North America, about 1600 A.D. along the Atlantic, & about 1800 A.D. westwardly
This map, published by the American Antiquarian Society from a drawing by A. Gallatin, shows the location of Indian tribes and 11 linguistic families.
- (1970) National Atlas
Go to Exploration and Settlement Maps (image 101) for comparative exploration routes between 1800-1820.
- (1994) Map of Explorers Trails - Meeting of Frontiers
View a map showing the Lewis and Clark, Fremont, Long and Pike routes.