"Map of Upper California"
Published by Wilkes, 1841
This fine reproduction was originally published by Charles Wilkes and depicts Upper California in 1841. He was the commander of the Wilkes Expedition from 1838 to 1842, during which time he is credited with discovering Antarctica and several islands in the Pacific.
Wilkes carried out a survey of the Columbia River and parts of Northwest America aboard The Porpoise from July to November 1841.
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