River Maps: Middle Mississippi

The middle portion of the Mississippi River watershed, rendered as an urban transit network. Why is the lower right section so empty, when it contains many tributaries of the Ohio, which is part of the Mississippi system, you ask? Well, I have specific rules as to how I draw these — the Ohio connects to the Mississippi just off the map. If a river’s connection is off the map, it’s not shown even if some of the body of the river would be in the map window. I want to emphasize the network and its connections, and to my mind showing rivers without showing how they connect distracts from this purpose.

This map features the following rivers, creeks, forks (etc.): Mississippi (part), Turkey, Wisconsin, Wapsipinicon, Rock, Iowa, Cedar, Des Moines, Raccoon, Illinois & Kankakee, Fox, Sangamon, Kaskaskia, Missouri (part), Gasconade (part), Osage & Marais des Cygnes, Chariton, Grand, Kansas & Smoky Hill (part), Nishnabotna, Little Sioux.

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If you wish, you can pay me what you think my work is worth: click here to donate via PayPal.

10% of the profits I earn from the sale of prints will be donated to organizations that protect and restore some of the watersheds seen in this river map series.

Important: Zazzle, the company which does my prints, will let you shrink the map down from the original size if you ask, but I cannot guarantee it will look good if you do.

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One response to “River Maps: Middle Mississippi

  1. Pingback: the Mississippi River, by Daniel Huffman (2011) - the BIG Map Blog

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