Proposed 11 Territories 1778

A New Map of North America, From the Latest Discoveries, Carver, Jonathan, 1778

In his Map of North America, 1778, Jonathan Carver lays out 11 proposed territories or colonies that never came into existence, but are interesting to see today. Each territories is formed so that it has access to a river, which was the primary mode of transportation at the time. In 1784, Jefferson proposed 14 territories in roughly the same area, which may have been influenced by Carver's plan. Carver's book and other maps can be seen here.