This is a large and very detailed map of the Mississippi River at St. Louis, surveyed by Lt. Robert E. Lee. Shows St. Louis’s early street plan, stone quarries, lime kilns, Indian mounds and so on. The plan includes multiple islands at least in part: Cascarot, Bloody, Duncan, Cahoe. It also details proposed dikes and revetments to improve the harbor. Includes a cross-section of a typical dyke.
1837 Lee Map of St. Louis and Mississippi River
No.3. Map of the Harbor of St. Louis, Mississippi River. Oct. 1837
Map Maker Specifics
R E Lee, 1837, Washington
16 x 41 in. plus margins
Excellent. Sharp strike, with issued folds. Two sections joined. Uncolored.