Collot's Map of the Course of the Mississippi (1796)
|Author:||George Henri Collot|
|Dwnld:||Full Size (8.03mb)|
|Source:||Rumsey Map Collection|
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Time, once again, for Multi-Map Monday.
Love these old ribbon maps of rivers. These are done with great care by George Henri Collot in the late 18th Century.
The descriptions of land-quality along the margins reveal the primary purpose of the map, and I wonder how accurate they were (or are). Seems like he's painting with a pretty broad brush.
Great maps; well-made.
For more map resources and imagery from this period in St Louis's history, check out the State Historical Society of Missouri's website.