Maps of United States regions make up most of the maps produced by National Geographic on the United States continent. This includes the Close-up USA and Making of America series of maps put out by National Geographic. These maps are filled with information on the history and geography of this region along with information for the tourist.
Below are the maps of the regions of the United States listed from the earliest map put out by National Geographic in 1889 up to the most recent map. To see the Close-up USA maps put out between 1974 to 1978 use this link: Close-up USA maps. These maps are filled with information for the tourist to these areas. To see the Making of America maps put out by National Geographic between 1982 to 1988 use this link:
Making of America maps. These maps are filled with information on the history of these regions.
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1. North Carolina, Tennessee, Cumberland Blue Ridge - October 1889 (22"x16") This early historical map of United States regions shows the area from the Cumberland Plateau to the Blue Ridge mountains. It shows the city of Asheville with other towns.
2. Coast of North America - November 1899 (21"x18")
Side A: This is a chart of the coast of the Alaskan Panhandle and British Columbia. This includes the Prince of Wales Archipelago, New Cornwall and the Duke of Clarence's Strait.
3. Coast of North America - November 1899 (21"x18")
Side B: This side is also a chart of the Alaskan Panhandle and British Columbia. This includes the Admiralty Island, Lynn Canal and Prince Frederick's Sound.
4. North/South Carolina, Georgia and Eastern Tennessee - September 1926 (20"x15.5") This is a historic map of this United States region colored according to elevation.
5. Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia - February 1927 (19.5"x13.5") This is a political map of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia with detailed insets of Baltimore, Wilmington and Washington.
6. The Southwestern United States - June 1940 (34"x25") This map of this United States region is filled with notes on historical sites and places of interest along with the routes of explorers with the dates of their expeditions. It includes national parks and monuments, Indian reservations, reclamation projects and battlefields.
7. Northwestern United States and Canadian Provinces - June 1941 (36"x24") This is a map of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming along with the southern portions of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. It contains notes on historical sites and places of interest along with routes of explorers.
8. Northeastern United States - September 1945 (41"x26.5" ) This is a beautiful political style map of the Northeastern United States. It includes an inset map of the eastern coastline of Massachusetts.
9. Southeastern United States - February 1947 (31"x27") This is a political map of the United States region of the southeast with particular attention to the Atlantic coastlines. It contains insets of Littoral of Cape Hatteras and Norfolk, the South Carolina and Georgia coast and the lower Mississippi.
10. South Central United States - December 1947 (31"x24.5") This is a political map of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico.
11. North Central United States - June 1948 (29"x27") This is a political map of the North Central region of the United States with clearly defined borders between the different states within this region. It shows principal railways, highways and canals.
12. Central Washington: District of Columbia - September 1948 (31.5"x24")
Side A: This is a detailed map of the United States region of Central Washington and the District of Columbia. It includes sites of interest such as the White House, the US Capital Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery and the National Zoo.
13. A Pocket Map of Suburban Washington - September 1948 (31.5"x24")
Side B: This side is a map of suburban Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. It contains an inset map of the Potomac river south to Mount Vernon.
14. Southwestern United States - December 1948 (34.5"x23") This is a political map of the United States region of Southwestern United States. You will note the absence of Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon dam, since construction did not begin until 1956.
15. Northwestern United States and Canadian Provinces - June 1950 (36"x25.5") This political map details the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and and Wyoming along with the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. It has an inset of the Puget Sound region.
16. The Great Lakes Region - December 1953 (42"x28" ) This is a beautiful political style map of the Great Lakes region including United States and Canada. It includes inset maps of the Illinois Waterway, the Welland Canal, Detroit and St. Clair rivers, and St. Mary's river.
17. New England with Descriptive Notes - June 1955 (43"x29.5") This is a beautiful political map of this United States region which includes the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and neighboring states. It contains lots of notes on historic sites and points of interest along with an inset map on Northern Maine.
18. Southeastern United States - January 1958 (25"x19") This is a detailed map of Southeastern United States with insets of the Tampa Bay, West Palm Beach and the Miami regions.
19. North Central United States - November 1958 (25"x19") This is a political map detailing the states of North/South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas.
20. Northeastern United States - April 1959 (25"x19") This is a political map which includes the Great Lakes region and an inset map of Northern Maine. It includes details such as Auto Ferry routes and notes about water levels, locks and canals.
21. Southwestern United States - November 1959 (25"x19") This is a political map of this United States region which includes the states of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. It includes detailed insets of the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas.
22. Northwestern United States - April 1960 (25"x19") This is another political map of Northwestern United States that includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. This map shows the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile bases during this time of the cold war.
23. South Central United States - February 1961 (25"x19") This is a political map of the United States region of South Central United States which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and much of New Mexico. It has an inset of the lower Mississippi.
24. United States Washington to Boston - August 1962 (25"x19") This political map has a collection of detailed insets of Washington, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. It also contains insets of tourist Boston and tourist Washington.
25. Grand Canyon of the Colorado - July 1978 (35"x22")
Side A: This side features a Landsat Satellite image and a cross-section showing the geological layers of the canyon. It contains information on the geology and ecology of the region along with illustrations of the Kaibab Plateau 30 and 10 million years ago, and today.
26. Heart of the Grand Canyon - July 1978 (35"x22")
Side B: This is a striking topography of the canyon with details of park facilities, trails, campgrounds and more. It shows ranger stations, picnic areas, campgrounds, ruins, emergency telephones and buildings.
27. Southwest USA - October 1992 (20"x15")
Side A: This is a beautiful map of the United States region of the Southwest containing a wealth of tourist sites including national parks, Indian reservations, ski areas, historic trails, ruins, missions, pueblos and ghost towns.
28. Southwest USA: The Land of Open Sky - October 1992 (20"x15")
Side B: This relief map has information on the most popular sites of the region including the Grand Canyon and Zion National parks, Santa FE, Tombstone and cliff dwellings.
29. Boston to Washington Megalopolis map - July 1994 (31"x10")
Side B: This is a political map of the Boston to Washington area filled with info and population figures for Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. Side A is titled Boston to Washington Circa 1830 and can be found in the historical section.
30. Above the Rockies - July 1995 (31"x20")
Side A: This is a digitally-enhanced satellite image of the region of the Rockies. It was computer-enhanced by WorldSat International of Canada. It contains information on the making of the map.
31. Heart of the Rockies - July 1995 (31"x20")
Side B: This is a political map of the United States regions of the Rockies from British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the United States. It includes information on places of interest such as Jasper, the Sawtooth Range, Mesa Verde and Santa FE. It also has a historical overview of the region.