Collot’s Maps of River Courses (1796)




Map of the Course of The Mississippi from the Missouri and the Country of The Illinois to the mouth of this River

Collot's Map of the Course of the Mississippi (1796)
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Date: 1796
Author: George Henri Collot
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Source: Rumsey Map Collection
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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, 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.



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