Maps Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870 American Colonization Society collection / American Colonization Society collection / Liberia maps

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Title
Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870 American Colonization Society collection /
Other Title
American Colonization Society collection
Liberia maps
Summary
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 in the 1820's by ACS agent Jehudi Ashmun, a map showing the areas in Liberia that were ceded to the society by indigenous chiefs, and a detailed map dated 1869 by a man thought to be the black American explorer Benjamin Anderson.
Created / Published
Washington, DC : Library of Congress, [1998]
Subject Headings
-  Liberia--Maps
-  Liberia--History
Notes
-  Mode of access: World Wide Web.
-  Title from Web page (viewed on May 2, 2006).
-  Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.
-  Text (HTML) and digital images.
Call Number/Physical Location
G8881.S1
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/collgmd.gm000003
Library of Congress Control Number
2006577708
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2006577708
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Maps of Liberia, 1830 to 1870 American Colonization Society collection. [Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1998] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2006577708. (Accessed January 23, 2017.)

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(1998) Maps of Liberia, 1830 to 1870 American Colonization Society collection. [Washington, DC: Library of Congress] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2006577708.

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Maps of Liberia, 1830 to 1870 American Colonization Society collection. [Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1998] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://lccn.loc.gov/2006577708>.