"Map of the Oregon Territory"
Published by Wilkes, 1841
Charles Wilkes originally published this map of the Oregon Territory 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 aboard The Porpoise from July to November 1841. The inset of the Columbia River survey on this map was taken from that expedition and depicted here in this splendid reproduction.
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