Cities of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century Images of Urban Development. Southern US, John W. Reps.

Cities of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century Images of Urban Development.

Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1994. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Oblong Folio, pp. 342, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ. Item #21241

During the 19th century, Mississippi River towns attracted artists who traveled throughout the United States producing detailed drawings of cities and towns, which were then printed and sold as lithographs or used as wood engravings to illustrate books and magazines. Depicting each street and building, as well as the natural setting and geographic features of the surrounding areas, these elaborate bird's-eye views were enormously popular. The author brings together hundreds of spectacular historical views of Mississippi River towns alongside contemporary aerial photographs and an engaging text. The result is a remarkable voyage through the 19th century and a powerful visual record of American urban development.

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