Mississippi River Silk Scarf

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Mississippi River Silk Scarf

115.00

The Father of the Water's scarf is made of a lightweight silk based on an 1866 "ribbon map" by Coloney & Fairchild featuring the Missisissippi River from Vicksburg through Natchez, Baton Rouge and New Orleans - straight through to the Delta.   

In the 1800's ribbon maps were an interesting, new panoramic way of looking at terrain, recalling the panoramic craze in the early 1800's and this original map featured the entire river as one continuing strip 11 feet long, which was mounted as a scroll in a little case to uncurl.

While the original map in the 1800's covered the entire length of the Mississippi (2,600 miles), the scarf starts just above Vicksburg and shows its fluidity and the fluctuating nature of the course as it and travels down to the Gulf of Mexico.

It details the tributaries, towns, railroads, landings and other geographic information with great clarity and was first sold to passengers on steamboats.

Dimensions: 72 inches long by 8.8 inches wide.

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