A new map of the western rivers, or, Travellers guide : exhibiting the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Illinois rivers with all the principal towns, islands & distances


A new map of the western rivers, or, Travellers guide

Item Information

Title:
A new map of the western rivers, or, Travellers guide : exhibiting the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Illinois rivers with all the principal towns, islands & distances
Title (alt.):
Travellers guide
Description:
America Transformed: This map, designed for travelers, compressed the Mississippi River and its major tributaries—the Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri—onto one compact sheet, providing a succinct guide to towns and distances along the navigable portions of the rivers. The Mississippi River and its tributaries provided transportation arteries for exploration, commerce, and travel. Starting in the early 19th century, steamboats dominated transportation on these navigable rivers. Canals, also introduced in the early 19th century, improved transportation, but they required significant investments into infrastructure. Steamboats, on the other hand, could travel on existing waterways and, unlike boats that relied on sails, against the current.
Creator:
Munson, Samuel B., 1806-1880
Creator:
H.S. & J. Applegate (Firm)
Creator:
Doolittle & Munson
Name on Item:
by Saml. B. Munson ; Doolittle & Munson, engravers.
Date:
1851
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Mississippi River--Maps
Missouri River--Maps
Ohio River--Maps
Illinois River (Ill.)--Maps
Places:
Mississippi River
IllinoisIllinois
Publisher:
Cincinnati, Ohio : H. S. & J. Applegate
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Includes distance list.
Text on verso.
Extent:
1 map ; 56 x 27 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008634
Call #:
G4041.C3 1851 .M86x
Barcode:
39999065655787
Terms of Use:
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