Thursday, September 24, 2015

Shreve's Cut-Off

An earlier post announced the Southeastern Architectural Archive's processing of Benjamin Morgan Harrod's Mississippi River Atlases.

The earliest volume, The Preliminary Map of the Lower Mississippi River (1881-1885), was printed by Julius Bien after maps by Edward Molitor, but someone -- possibly Harrod -- added penciled annotations to certain plates. Sheet No. 22, dated 1884, includes a number of these sketched amendments.  They center on Shreve's Cut Off between Carr's Plantation landing and S.L. James's Angola Plantation  landing (detail above).

Here is a more expansive view of the stretch today, from Google Maps.

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