Plat of a Part of the Town of Fort Pickerring . . . For Use of the Commissioners Appointed to Survey the Harbor of Memphis
Probably the Department of the Navy
Map showing the proposed location and layout for the soon to be constructed Memphis Navy Yard. Print size - 22"x10". Leaf size - 23.5"x 12.5". The short-lived yard was created largely as political pork project to mollify Southerners and Westerners who saw little regional benefit in the maintenance of a strong naval force. For more information see, "A Naval Depot and Dockyard on the Western Waters: The Rise and Fall of the Memphis Naval Yard, 1844-1854" by Stanley J. Adamiak in The Internation Journal of Naval History, Vol 1, No. 1, April 2002. Left margin is a little narrow. Clean with some light toning. Several squared folds, so probably from a book or monograph.