Map

Map of Geographical Distribution of Plants and Animals for the U.S. Exploring Expedition. In four years, the expedition effectively remapped the known world. Wilkes and his crew made the most of the accuracy of their navigational instruments. Their observations resulted in some of the most accurate charts and maps of the time. The United States used these invaluable charts and maps as late as the Pacific campaign during World War II.

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Map of Geographical Distribution of Plants and Animals for the U.S. Exploring Expedition
Type: Map
Credit: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Origin: Smithsonian Institution
SIL 33-210-001
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Map of Geographical Distribution of Plants and Animals for the U.S. Exploring Expedition