Henri Dron's United States of Earth Imaginary Utopia

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Henri Dron's United States of Earth Imaginary Utopia


  • 1876 - 1903 (Creation)


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This collection contains the maps of The United States of Earth dated 1876-1903, by Henri Dron, who was a geographer that envisioned a utopia of the world united into several states.

Dron's utopia consists of six maps of each continental confederation with annotations of his utopia visions. The goal of unity is depicted in three maps of Europe with connective highways along the Danube river and with Dron's Universal Renovating Academy. The world map shows all twelve states under the United States of Earth to end international strife.

The collection also includes three newsletters, the Ideograph, where Dron shared his utopia ideas by giving examples of his maps and explaining them in detail. Lastly, there are two documents where Dron is attempting to recruit and register subscribers to his newsletters and ideals. Dron's archive displays map development and how it ties to political ideologies at the turn of the century.

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