One of the First Maps Printed in Washington D.C.
Scarce map of Dauphin Island and a section of Mobile Bay, published in Washington, D.C. in 1822.
The map illustrated a report from President James Monroe on the fortifications on Dauphine Island.
The map shows Dauphin Island and Mobile Point, each with a proposed fort identified. These two locations became Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan and were occupied by the Confederacy during the Civil War, but were ultimately taken over by the Union army during the Battle of Mobile Bay.