Ephemera - Maps
1899 Corps of Engineers Map Mississippi River at Natchez amp; Vidalia
Dramatic display of the serpentine course so typical of the much of the Mississippi River. This hand colored Map from the 4th District of the Mississippi River Improvement in the vicinity of the harbors for Natchez, Mississippi amp; Vidalia, Louisiana shows GILES BEND amp; the levee on Cowpen Neck amp; changes in the bank line. Drawn and published in 1899 under the supervision of Major George Mc. C. Derby, Corps of Engineers U.S. Army.
Catfish Island Map 1900 Missouri River
1900 MISSOURI RIVER COMMISSION MAP
St. Charles County, Missouri
Geographic Names Information System I.D. NUMBER : 755865
MISSOURI RIVER COMMISSION
LOCAL WORKS BELOW KANSAS CITY, MO.
MAP OF MISSOURI RIVER
VICINITY OF HOWARDS BEND
ABOVE ST. CHARLES, MO
SHOWING LOCATION OF BANK-HEADS 4F, 5 F, AND 6F, COMPLETED DURING THE FALL OF 1897 AND WINTER OF 1898, AND THE CONDITIONS OF FLOW.
ALSO EXTENT OF BANK CAVING SINCE SEPT. 1897
AS DEVELOPED FROM SURVEY OF OCT 25TH - NOV.1ST, 1899.
SHORELINE SHOWN THUS FROM SURVEY OF SEPT 1897 - JUNE 1898
SOUNDINGS REDUCED TO S.L.W.
MADE TO ACCOMPANY ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1900 OF S. WATERS FOX, ASSISTANT ENGINEER
ENG 56 2
Pictorial map for the front fly leaves of a German translation of Mark Twain's LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI ("LEBEN AUF DEM MISSISSIPPI") represents the Mississippi River in 1860 by illustrator Heiner Rothfuchs (1913-2000) for a 1949 German edition published by Kesselringsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Wiesbaden.
The stylized pen and ink style Rothfuchs employed is very nostalgic evoking the U.S. during its frontier period with costumed characters, a steamboat along with cities and towns. The way the map was attached within the front cover caused a slight gap that is visible down the center but the graphic still reads satisfactorily.
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