The Ex. Ex. Remaps the World

The four-year-long expedition covered nearly 140,000 kilometers (87,000 miles), including a full circumnavigation of the globe. Wilkes and his crew visited Antarctica (proving its existence), charted hundreds of Pacific islands, and surveyed the Columbia River in present-day Oregon.

This map depicts their route and includes eyewitness accounts from crew members who had to navigate through unfamiliar seas and lands.  

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This map depicts their route and includes eyewitness accounts from crew members who had to navigate through unfamiliar seas and lands.
Type: Map
Credit: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Origin: Smithsonian Institution
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This map depicts their route and includes eyewitness accounts from crew members who had to navigate through unfamiliar seas and lands.