Monday, May 30, 2011

Mapping the Land we now call Vermont

The Blanchard and Langdon map, published in 1756, is one of the earliest depictions of the New Hampshire colonial towns stretching from New York to the Atlantic Ocean.

What can you say about the Native American presence by looking at this map?
What parts of the region have been surveyed?
Where are the forts?
Where have towns been established?
Where are the roads?
How might the map entice settlers to travel up the Connecticut River to settle?

Blanchard and Langdon Map, 1756
Courtesy a resource with many historical maps both free and for sale.

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