Bachmann’s Birdseyes of Cairo, Illinois (1861)


Birds eye view of Kentucky and Tennessee showing Cairo - Drawn from nature

Bachmann's Birdseye of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at Cairo, Illinois (1861)
Bachmann's Birdseye of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at Cairo, Illinois (1861) image detail
Date: 1861
Author: John Bachmann
Dwnld: 01, 02
Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Mississippi River that you might want to check out.

Time for another Multi-Map Monday.

Two birdseye maps of a place I've spent a long time thinking about, but know very little about: Cairo, Illinois [gmap].

It's fortunes and its fate were, perhaps, more closely tied to the river(s) than my own native St. Louis... it's decline even more severe. There are more similarities there that I might go into deeper at some point; but I'd like to go there and get a feel for the place, first.

Map is an alright one by a guy whose work I've never really developed an appreciation for: John Bachmann

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Cairo's history, check out the Illinois State Historical Society's website.



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