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Mapping

After the French and Indian War, Britain reimagined North America and created hundreds of maps to bring about that vision after gaining vast new territories

During negotiations to end the Seven Years’ War, Great Britain’s diplomats used the leverage that came with conquests in Canada, India, Africa, and the West Indies to gain large territorial cessions from France and Spain. Read more >>

To David Thompson—who died blind, penniless, and bypassed by history—we owe our first knowledge of the American continent’s rugged Northwest