Rare full-color example of Morse & Breese's detailed antique map of Mississippi, divided by parishes and townships. The map shows towns, roads, mountains, rivers, railroads, lakes, and other relevant details.
Morse & Breese's North American Atlas was a landmark in American Cartography, being the first atlas to employ the cerographic printing process, which would revolutionize the map trade (which can be read about in David Woodward's The All American Map). These maps were first printed in a series of inserts that appeared in the New York Post, and then later in a separate atlas.
This is an essential map for American map collectors, illustrating an important change in the history of printed maps and displaying the only truly American cartographic publishing innovation.