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This beautiful & colorful map is 1 of 15 sheets that show sections of the ancient courses of the Mississippi River meander belt between Cape Girardeau, MO. to Donaldsonville, LA. The maps went with a report by Harold N. Fisk, PH.D. who was a consultant at Louisiana State University. It is a geological investigation of the Mississippi River alluvial valley.

All of that technical stuff aside, the maps stand on their own as works of art. I have 8 of original maps that belonged to a family member who was a geologist. They are in good shape but were kept folded in a box so there are crease lines which I understand was common & does not effect the value. All of them have some discoloration & a few have minor tears. After all they are over 68 years old.

I've decided to sell my maps since I do not have a complete set, of course reserving one for myself. I admit that my photos are not great & really don't show the colors very well but there are several websites where you can view & even download copies if you don't want an original. This site is very good but I'm not sure if the ones shown have been digitally altered:

I have tried to find more information about their value & how many were printed with little success so I based the price I'm asking on similar items that I found. It may be too high or too low but I feel like they are too lovely to be sitting in a box & should be seen & enjoyed by someone.

This map is sheet 1 plate 22.
There is a small tear in the legend.
Measurements are 29.5" x 42"

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Deborah Elberson

RESERVED for Dan 1944 MAP - Mississippi River Meander Belt sheet 1


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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