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