Harold N. Fisk, Map of ancient courses of the Mississippi river (Mississippi River Meander Belt), 1944.

The different courses of the river, as they have changed over time, are blended into one single image, forming this fantastic swirl of meandering loops and lines. I first came across this map here (short German-language exploration of the image as process).

2 thoughts on “Meanderings

  1. This map is incredible… much to ponder.
    Having grown up on a huge river myself I’ve long been fascinated with the endless stories and legends that attach themselves to rivers. This map appears so storied!

  2. This is an incredible map… I’m reminded of the river I grew up on which is a major river with100 islands and many tributaries… and many, many stories.

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