Melish, John

1822

1822 Antique map of the New Orleans, Louisiana vicinity

NEW ORLEANS and adjacent country

DESCRIPTION: 

Scarce (1822) copperplate engraved map of New Orleans by John Melish. Map is uncommon. Coverage includes Bayou St. John, the lower shore of Lake Ponchartrain and a stretch of the Mississippi river below New Orleans. Legend at bottom graphically identifes two types of swamp surrounding New Orleans: "Cypress Swamp" and "Prairie Swamp".

Melish's named features include:
  • Fort St. John
  • Borough of St. John
  • Suburb of Marigny
  • Bayou Sauvage and the Road to Chef Menteur
  • English Turn
  • Woodsville
  • Lake Lery
  • The Ouatchas River
Contains several notes related to the Battle of 1812 with the landing site and route of British forces identified.

From Melish's "A Geographical Description of the United States, with the Contiguous British and Spanish Possessions." Philadelphia, 1822.

CREATOR: 

Melish, John

PUBLICATION DATE: 

1822

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 

United States

BODY OF WATER: 

Mississippi River

CONDITION: 

Very good.  Clean with no major condition issues. Tiny repaired tear only at top right margin not intruding into the image.

COLORING: 

None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 

4 " x 7 "

PRICE: 

$400

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