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DeBow's 1854 Map

In 1854, Superintendent J.D.B. DeBow produced, as part of his Statistical View of the United States (also known as the Compendium), the first map in a census publication. DeBow's map of the United States showed his delineation of the United States into four major regions, based on the major drainage systems of North America.

1854 Map
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J.D.B. DeBow's 1854 Map of the United States

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: September 24, 2015