Mississippi-Alabama Border

This 1817 map by American cartographer Samuel Lewis shows the straight border between the State of Mississippi and the Alabama Territory. The line essentially halves what was formerly the entire Mississippi Territory. The map first appeared in A New and Elegant General Atlas. Comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time. Containing sixty three maps, drawn by Arrowsmith and Lewis, published in Philadelphia in 1819.

Courtesy of University of Alabama Cartographic Research Laboratory