Map of the Lower Mississippi River


Map of the Lower Mississippi River

Item Information

Title:
Map of the Lower Mississippi River
Description:
America Transformed: This map showing the meandering course of the Lower Mississippi River and seven other maps of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers prepared by Andrew Ellicott highlight the significance of the two rivers for travel in the interior part of the United States. Ellicott, best known for surveying the boundaries of the District of Columbia and completing the plan for the new capital city in 1791–1792, was commissioned by President George Washington to survey the nation’s southwestern boundary with Spanish West Florida. Ellicott’s observations from 1796–1800 were published in 1803, when interest in the geography of the newly acquired Louisiana Territory gained national attention.
Cartographer:
Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820
Engraver:
Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846
Printer:
Fry, William, 1777-1855
Name on Item:
And. Ellicott del. ; Alexr. Lawson
Date:
1814
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Private Collection
Subjects:
Mississippi River--Maps
Places:
Mississippi River
Publisher:
Philadelphia : Printed by William Fry
Notes (citation):
Sabin, 22217
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.
In The journal of Andrew Ellicott (Philadelphia : Printed by William Fry, 1814), facing page 203.
Prime meridian: Philada.
In upper right corner: Plate E.
Extent:
1 map ; 54 x 33 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:950,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016728
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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