Bachmann's Birdseye of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at Cairo, Illinois (1861)
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Time for another Multi-Map Monday.
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.