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An attractive and scarce mapping of the lower Mississippi River starting at the Ohio River in the north and going to the Mississipi Delta in the south.
Depicts cotton fields, roads, canebrakes, levees, Indian mounds, and much more.
Oblong folio. Contemporary black half calf over cloth boards, gilt-tooled title piece on the front cover "Lower Mississippi River 1881-83". Backstrip and corners worn. Bookplate of the John Crerar Library, Chicago, on the front pastedown, with deaccession stamp from the University of Chicago. Title, table of distances, overview map in three sheets, and 32 sheets (i.e. complete). Some chipping to the edges of sheets not affecting the images.
Phillips Maps, page 442