Harold Fisk Sheet 6 Mississippi River Meander Map Ready-To-Hang Matted & Framed
This 27" x 40 1/2" Harold Fisk Mississippi River Meander Map Fine Art Print is a giclee reproduction and features the ancient courses of the Mississippi River created by cartographer and geologist Harold Fisk for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
This listing is for a ready-to-hang professionally matted and framed print with the outside dimensions of 34 1/2" wide x 48" high. We use a Peterboro Acid-Free Perfect White 4 ply mat board, our 1 1/4" wide Coffee wood moulding, clear 1/8" acrylic glazing, acid-free backer board, acid-free dust cover, rubber bumpers installed on the lower two corners, and with the appropriate hanging hardware installed.
We also include 2 heavy duty Bulldog screw-in anchors that will hold up to 30 pounds for hanging your print once it arrives.
We offer over 2,000 different picture frame mouldings to choose from, if you prefer to browse our other mouldings, just contact me and I will send you a link to my supplier's website where you can browse all 2,000 mouldings.
We can also change the matboard to any of the over 200 Peterboro mats we use. You can see all of our Peterboro mat board color swatches here.
Each of the fifteen plates depicts a different portion of the Mississippi River and its various courses over time between Cape Girardeau, MO and Donaldsonville, LA.
This map is Plate 22, Sheet 6 and features the area between Tunica County, MS and Phillips County, AR. The third image you see above is all fifteen of the maps in this series superimposed over a map of the US. These maps are incredibly detailed, so if you're trying to locate a specific area, just send me a quick message and I'll get back to you quickly.
While these prints are from yesteryear, we've remastered them with the touch ups necessary to restore them to their original glory as much as possible without losing the vintage nature of the artwork. We will be adding all fifteen of these stunning maps, so be sure to check back often.
ABOUT HAROLD FISK
In 1944, Harold Fisk had been following ghosts for three years. His ghosts were of the meandering Mississippi. A river, big or small, doesn’t stay still – as its waters flow it carves out new paths in a route towards its ultimate destination. Over time, the bends and curves of what seems like a static river snakes into new outlines.
By looking at the geologic evidence, you can even map many of the paths a river once took – like looking at the past lives of the waters, the river’s ghosts. In a report for the US Army Corps of Engineers, in 1944 Fisk had completed a mammoth effort entitled, “Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River”. It was his best attempt at tracking the meanderings of the Mississippi’s present and past bends, visualized as gorgeous maps.
Of course, mapping over 2,000 miles of river and its previous structure based on the available physical evidence is a tall order (though Fisk completed the project in three years), so many of the colorful curves in Fisk’s maps are a combination of speculation, interpretation, and extrapolation. Nevertheless, his maps are an incredible visualization of a living river.
There are total of fifteen of these stunning Mississippi River maps, be sure to check back as we get them all listed.
OUR GICLEE PRINTS
Your print(s) will be created using archival, fade-resistant, pigment inks, heavyweight, museum-quality paper or canvas and a 11-color process fine-art printer to ensure the most vivid, detailed and long-lasting print. To prevent fading, as with all prints, please never expose them to direct sunlight.
This 27" x 40 1/2" Harold Fisk Mississippi River Meander Map Fine Art Print is offered on either fine art paper, or fine art canvas.
I also offer this print in the following sizes: 8" x 12", 16" x 24", 24" x 36", and 40" x 60", if you're interested in one of those sizes please send me a quick message and I will reply quickly.
SHIPPING INFO: I ship worldwide in 5-7 business days after receiving your payment. Your print is well protected with ample packaging to ensure it arrives in the same condition as when it was shipped. Your print will arrive safely, or I will replace it.
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