Clay Tablet Map
Edged on a clay tablet this is a map of Nippur dated back to 14th-13th century BC.
The First Map (1758)
This is the first map made of Alaska. It was made on a Russian expedition in 1741 by the Danish explorer Vitus Bering.
Sources courtesy of: , http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states/ak_nhs_2005.pdf, http://www.alaskais.com/akm.htm, American Journeys Collection, http://www.pbs.org/harriman/images/maps/chart_1899_lg.jpg