The Multicolor Mississippi

Posted on July 03 2018, by Dave Vail

This map is part of a legendary series. It was made during the 1940s by a man named Harold Fisk, a cartographer for the Army Corp of Engineers. It charts the meandering course of the Mississippi River, back into the mists of time. Each color is the path taken by the river at a different time. The result is a beautifully colorful testament to the living river, always moving, always changing the land through which it flows.

If you would like a copy of this map printed on silk or paper, we have them here.


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