Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library

at the St. Louis Mercantile Library

"The Waterways Journal Collection" and "The Waterways Journal Index, 1891-1914" are available at the Pott Library Website.

Early Explorations

Joliet and Marquette Expedition -- 1673 (Upper Mississippi River to Arkansas River mouth)

Early Maps

Lower River: Lieutenant Ross (1765) -- 3; Capt. Phillip Pitman (1768); General Victor Collot (1796); William Wilton (1774)


TABLE OF CONTENTS
GENERAL MAPS
MISSISSIPPI RIVER MAPS
MISSOURI RIVER MAPS
OHIO RIVER MAPS

GENERAL MAPS

Birkbeck, Morris. Letters From Illinois. Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1818 (Eastern America including the Mississippi River)
1818-- Rare F547.E3 B62 1818a

Cramer, Zadok. The Navigator: Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi rivers... Pittsburgh: Published and sold by Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum.
Continued by Cumings, Samuel. The Western Pilot... and Conclin, George. Conclins' New River Guide...
1808 -- Pott Rare F353 .C923 1808
1811 -- Pott Rare F353 .C91 1811
St. Louis Lyceum F353 .C91 1811 c.2
1814 -- Pott Rare F353 .C91 1814
1818 -- Pott Rare F353 .C923 1818
1821 -- Pott Rare F353 .C923 1821 and Pott Rare F353 .C923 1821 c.2
1824 -- Pott Rare F353 .C91 1824

Conklin, George. Conclin's New River Guide, or a Gazatteer of all the Towns on the Western Waters Cincinnati: J.A. & U.P. James (St. Louis -- North)
Continues Cumings, Samuel. The Western Pilot
1852 -- Pott Rare F353 .C76 1852
1853 -- Pott Rare F353 .C76 1853
1855 � Pott Rare F353 .C76 1855
1856 � Pott Rare F353 .C76 1856

Cumings, Samuel. The Western Pilot: Containing Charts of the Ohio River and of the Mississippi, from the South of the Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico... 1834,1845, 1847, 1849 (St. Louis -- North)
Continues Cramer, Zadok. The Navigator...
1825 -- Pott Rare F353 .C995 1825
1834 -- Pott Rare F353 .C995 1834
1839 -- Pott Rare F353 .C995 1839
1845 -- Pott Rare F353 .C995 1845
1847 -- Pott Rare F353 .C995 1847
1849 -- Pott Rare F353 .C995 1849

Darby, William. The Emigrant's Guide to the Western and Southwestern States and Territories. New York: Kirk & Mercein, 1818. (America's rivers)
1818 -- Rare F353 .D21 1818 c.2 and St. Louis Lyceum F353 .D21 1818

Mapping the North American Plains: Essays in the History of Cartography. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press; Lincoln: Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska -- Lincoln, 1987
GA 401 .M37 1987

Schwartz, Seymour I. and Ralph E. Ehrenberg. The Mapping of America. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1980.
GA 401 .S38 1980

View of the Valley of the Mississippi, or the Emigrants and Traveller's Guide to the West 2nd ed. Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1834. (America's rivers)
Rare F353 .B17 1834 c.2
St. Louis Lyceum F353 .B17 1834

Wood, W. Raymond. "Early Maps of the American Midwest." The Living Museum, Vol. 64, No. 1, Spring 2002: 3-7
Not in UMSL's holdings

Wood, W. Raymond, "Nicholas de Finiels: Mapping the Mississippi & Missouri Rivers, 1797-1798." Missouri Historical Review, Vol. 81, No.4, July, 1987: 387-402
Not in UMSL's holdings

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER MAPS

Altas Accompanying the Original Journals of the Lewis and clark Expedition 1804-1806. Vol. 8. New York: Dodd, Mead & co., 1905.
F 592.4 1904 v. 8

Collot, Victor. A Journey in North America. Paris: Printed for Arthur Bertrand, Bookseller, 1826.
Rare F353 .C72 1826 atlas

Gilleland, J.C. The Ohio and Mississippi Pilot. Pittsburgh: R. Patterson & Lambdin, 1820.
Pott Rare F353 .G47 1820

Glazier, Captain Willard. Down the Great River. Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, 1889. (Entire Mississippi River)
Travelled the course of the river, did not discover source as claimed
Pott Rare F 354 .G55 1889 and Pott Rare F 354 .G55 1889 c.2

Lloyd's Map of Lower Mississippi River Used by Secy Navy
Not in UMSL's holdings

Nicollet, J.N. Report Intended to Illustrate A Map of the Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi River. Senate, 26th Congress, 2nd Session, February 16, 1841. Washington: Blair and Rives, 1843. (St. Louis - North)
Rare F597 .N64 1843 and F597 .N64 1843 c.2
Pott Rare F597 .N64 1843 c.3

Nicollet, Joseph N. A Map: The Hydrographical Basin of the Mississippi River 1843. [St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society], 1976. (St. Louis - North)
Pott Rare G 4042 .M5 N5 1976

Pittman, Captain Phillip. The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi: with a Geographical Description of that River. London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1770. (From the Balise up to Fort Chartres. 1-3, Cascaskies, River Ibbeville)
Rare F352 .P685 1770

Report of the Mississippi River Commission, 1882
Pott Rare TC 425 .M55 1882

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MISSOURI RIVER MAPS

Brackenridge, H.M. Journal of a Voyage up the River Missouri Performed Eighteen Hundred and Eleven. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Coale and Maxwell, 1816.
Rare F598 .B79 1816 and Rare F598 .B79 1816 c.2

A Citizen of the United States. A Connected View of the Whole Internal Navigation of the United States. Philadelphia: Printed by Lydia R. Beiley, 1830. (Entire river)
Pott Rare TC 623 .A73 1830

Collot, Victor. A Journey in North America. Paris: Printed for Arthur Bertrand, 1826. (St. Louis - North, entire river)
Rare F353 .C72 1826 v.2 and Rare Small Oversize F353 .C72 1826 atlas

Collot, Victor. Voyage dans L'Amerique Septentrionale. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, Libraire, 1826. (St. Louis - North, entire river)
Rare F353 .C72 1826 v.2 and Rare Small Oversize F353 .C72 1826 atlas

Davies, Henry Eugene. Ten Days on the Plains. New York: Printed by Crocker & Co. Map Showing Trail of General Sheridan's Great Buffalo Hunt, Sept. & Oct. 1871. (Kansas City - Omaha)
Rare F594 .D25 1871

Diller, Aubrey. "Maps of the Missouri River Before Lewis and Clark." Studies and Essays in the History of Science and Learning Offered in Homage to George Sarton. New York: Kraus Reprint Co., 1969, pp. 505-519.
Not in UMSL's holdings

Lewis, Capt. and Capt. Clark. Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the Years 1804,1805, and 1806. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orne and Brown, 1814. Entire river
Rare Small Oversize F592.4 1814a
Rare Small Oversize F592.4 1814a c.2

Missouri River: Table of Distances from its Mouth to Three Forks, Mont., in Four Sections. Missouri River Commission: 1889-1893.
Rare TC 425 .M7 U54

Nicollet, Joseph N. A Map: The Hydrographical Basin of the Mississippi River 1843. [St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society], 1976. Entire river
Rare F597 .N64 1843
Rare F597 .N64 1843 c.2
Rare G4042.M5 N5 1976

Piercy, Frederick. Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake valley. Liverpool: Franklin D. Richards, 1855. (Entire river)
Rare Small Oversize E166 .P66 1855

Pike, Zebulon Montgomery. Exploratory Travels Through the Western Territories of North America; Comprising a Voyage from St. Louis, on the Mississippi, to the Source of That River, and a Journey Through the Interior of Louisiana, and the North-Eastern Provinces of New Spain. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811. (Entire river)
Rare F592 .P631 1811



Wood, W. Raymond and Gary E. Moulton. �Prince Maximilian and New Maps of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers by William Clark.� The Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4, October 1981: 372-386.
Not in UMSL's holdings.

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OHIO RIVER MAPS

Collot, Victor. A Journey in North America. Paris: Printed for Arthur Bertrand, Bookseller, 1826.
Rare F353 .C72 1826 v.2
Rare Small Oversize F353 .C72 1826 atlas

Thomas, David. Travels Through the Western Country in the Summer of 1816. Aubrum, NY: Printed by David Rumsey, 1819. (Area between the Wabash and Ohio River)
Rare F526 .T45 1819
Rare F526 .T45 1819 c.2

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