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  • Map
    Liberia and its vicinity. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: B.W. Thayer & Co.
    • Date: 184?
  • Map
    Map of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Copy 1; Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text. Inset: Vicinity of Monrovia / surveyed by J. Ashmun, 1825. Vault
    • Contributor: Coyle, Randolph - Ashmun, J. (Jehudi) - Edward Weber & Co. - M'lain, W. (William)
    • Date: 1845
  • Map
    Map of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Copy one annotated with place names in pencil. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. Vault
    • Contributor: Gurley, Ralph Randolph - McClelland, D.
    • Date: 1850
  • Map
    Map of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in red ink to show additional place names, rivers, and boundaries. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. Vault
    • Contributor: Gurley, Ralph Randolph - McClelland, D.
    • Date: 1850
  • Map
    Map of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in pencil to change statement of responsibility to "by the American Colonization Society," and to add place names. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. Vault
    • Contributor: Gurley, Ralph Randolph - American Colonization Society
    • Date: 1850
  • Map
    Map of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in col. inks to emphasize Junk River, Cestos River, Sestor's Town and River, and River San Pedro. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. Vault
    • Contributor: Gurley, Ralph Randolph
    • Date: 1850
  • Map
    Map of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in ink on verso: Map of Liberia printed by the Am. Col'n Soc'y in Jan'y 1870. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Includes profile of mountains and notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes / by...
    • Contributor: McClelland, D. - American Colonization Society
    • Date: 1870
  • Map
    Map of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in ink on verso: Map of Liberia by Am. Col'n Soc'y, Jan'y 1870. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. Inset: Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes / by Benjn. Anderson, 1868-69.
    • Contributor: McClelland, D. - American Colonization Society
    • Date: 1870
  • Map
    Map of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in black ink and pencil to show additional place names. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. Inset: Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes / by Benj'n Anderson, 1868-69. Vault
    • Contributor: McClelland, D. - American Colonization Society
    • Date: 1870
  • Map
    Map of Liberia, West Africa. "In 1815, the African-American Quaker and maritime entrepreneur Paul Cuffee financed and captained a voyage to Sierra Leone, where he helped a small group of African-American immigrants establish a colony on African soil. The success of Cuffee's venture led to the founding, in 1817, of the American Colonization Society, with the mission of relocating freeborn and emancipated blacks to Africa. In 1822, the society...
    • Contributor: G.F. Nesbitt & Company
    • Date: 183?
  • Map
    Map of the West Coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Cape Palmas, including the colony of Liberia "This map of part of Africa's west coast is by the Reverend Jehudi Ashmun, a Methodist minister, skilled cartographer, agent of the American Colonization Society (ACS), and governor of Liberia from 1824 to 1828. The ACS established Liberia in 1822 as a colony for freed slaves from the United States. European merchants knew Liberia as "the Grain Coast" because of the great fertility of...
    • Contributor: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton) - Finley, A. (Anthony) - Ashmun, J. (Jehudi)
    • Date: 1830
  • Map
    Republic of Liberia Shows Liberian coastal area. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Insets: Monrovia and Cape Musurado -- Junk River and Marshall -- Edina and Grand Bassa -- Cestos -- Sangwin River -- Sinou. Vault
    • Contributor: Lynch, William Francis - United States. Navy Department
    • Date: 1853
  • Map
    Republic of Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows Liberian coastal area. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Insets: Monrovia and Cape Musurado -- Junk River and Marshall -- Edina and Grand Bassa -- Cestos -- Sangwin River -- Sinou. Vault
    • Contributor: Lynch, William Francis - United States. Navy Department
    • Date: 1853
  • Map
    St. Pauls River, Liberia at its mouth "The numbers indicate depth in fathoms, April 8th, 1867." Relief shown by hachures on canal map. Depths shown by soundings on St. Paul River map. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of "Trial section of canal along line no. 1." Vault
    • Contributor: Kelly, Captn
    • Date: 1867
  • Map
    Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes Relief shown by hachures. Shows Anderson's route from Monrovia to Musardu west of the Saint Paul River. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Anderson, Benjamin J. K.
    • Date: 1869
  • Map
    Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes "In 1868, President Daniel Bashiel Warner of the Republic of Liberia sent Benjamin J.K. Anderson, a Liberian government official, into the interior of the country to negotiate a treaty with the King of Musardo. Warner's objective was to improve ties with the peoples of the interior and to try to associate them, economically and culturally, with the coastal colonies established by immigrants from the...
    • Contributor: Anderson, Benjamin J. K.
    • Date: 1869
  • Map
    Maryland in Liberia Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Cape Palmas. Vault Four copies.
    • Contributor: Lynch, William Francis - United States. Navy Department
    • Date: 1853
  • Map
    North west part of Montserrado County, Liberia : in ten mile squares. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society. Sheets taped together to form irregular shape. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Date: 18??
  • Map
    Location of Careysburgh, La. Relief shown by hachures. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society. Oriented with north to the left. Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Seys, John
    • Date: 18??
  • Map
    Sketch of the Careysburg Road, &c. "Careysburg, Liberia, was established in late 1856 by order of the Liberian Senate and House of Representatives. It was the country's first interior settlement, and was deliberately situated on a plateau surrounded by hills in order to provide a healthier environment for settlers unable to cope with the heat, humidity, and disease-carrying mosquitoes of the coastal lowlands. The town was named for the Reverend...
    • Contributor: Douglass, William
    • Date: 1867
  • Collection
    Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870 This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the American Colonization Society (ACS), organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa. These maps show early settlements in Liberia, indigenous political subdivisions, and some of the building lots that were assigned to settlers. This on-line presentation also includes other nineteenth-century maps of Liberia: a map prepared for a book first published...
    • Contributor: American Colonization Society - Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Rights & Access The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of...
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