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  • Amérique septentrionale /

    Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Prime meridian: [Paris]. Mounted on cloth backing. From his 1658 (i.e. 1660) Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (Phillips 4260). First state: Lacks shading along border for Lake Ontario. Phillips. Maps of America, p. 560 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Peyrounin, A. - Mariette, Pierre Jean
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1650
  • Amérique septentrion.lle [i.e. septentrionale] : composée, corigée, et augmētée, sur les iournaux, mémoires, et observations les plus justes qui en ón'́etes.tes en l'année 1685 & 1686, par plusieurs particuliés /

    Covers Canada, Hudson Bay region, and eastern United States. Shows lakes, rivers, villages, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. "A Monseigneu, Monseigneur le Marquis de Seignelay, et de Lonré, baron de Seaux, conseiller du Roy en tous conseils, secretaire d'estat & des commandemens de Sa Majesté, commandeur et grand thresorier de ses ordres. Par son très-humble très-obéissant & très obligé serviteur I-Baptiste Louis ...

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1685-16
  • A map exhibiting all the new discoveries in the interior parts of North America /

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows "Rivers added east of the Rocky Mountains, 900 L. 450 Lat.," from Tooley's Printed maps of America. In lower margin: London: Published Jan. 1, 1795 by A. Arrowsmith, No. 24 Rathbone Place. Includes notes. Tooley. Printed maps of America 137 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: hole in center. ...

    • Contributor: Arrowsmith, Aaron - Puke, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1802
  • An Indian map of the Upper-Missouri, 1801.

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. English. Some place names in Blackfoot. Copied from a map in the London archives of the Hudson Bay Company. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes. Map and two sections of notes mounted on paper mounted on cloth. Vault

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi]: dressée sur un grand nombre de mémoires entrautres sur ceux de Mr. le Maire /

    Covers United States from Rio Grande River to Hudson River. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Item 46 in LC Kohl exhibition, Mar. to June 1993. Phillips. Maps of America. Includes notes. Inset: Carte particuliere des embouchures de la Rivie. S. Louis et de la Mobile. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth ...

    • Contributor: L'Isle, Guillaume De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1718
  • [Bend of the Missouri River].

    Pen-and-ink. Annotated in pencil: Bend of the Missouri, Long. 101 25ʺ-Lat. 47 32ʺ by Mr. Thomson, astronmer to the N.W. Company in 1798. On verso: A sketch of the north bend of the Missourie River. Gives number of warriors, houses and tents of six Mandan and Pawnee Indian villages in the vicinity of the junction of the Missouri and Knife Rivers. Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793.

    "... Published 15 Oct. 1801 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Mackenzie, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1801
  • The Mississippi /

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows trees, animals, and names of the Indian nations. Pen-and-ink and watercolor; detached from paper and mounted on cloth backing. "This is the copy of a sketch of the Mississippi River and country, contained in a manuscript map ... has the following title Carte génerale de la France septentrionale, contenant dans la dʹecouverte du pays des Ilinois ... made by the ...

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis - Joliet, Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1682
  • Hudson's Bay's country /

    Also covers northern United States. Relief shown pictorially. Copy of a manuscript map from the the Archives of the Hudson's Bay Company. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Pond, Peter - Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Voyage dans l'Amérique Septentrionale,

    Phillips, 1214 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Collot, Georges Henri Victor
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1826

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  • A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the tracks of His Majesty's sloop Discovery and armed tender Chatham /

    Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. In upper right corner: 5. Insets: Entrance of Columbia River -- Gray's Harbour -- Port Discovery. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Vancouver, George - Baker, Joseph - Warner, John - Edwards, James - Robinson, G. G. (George G.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    Relief shown pictorially. Cadastral map. Shows block numbers and location of existing buildings. Pen-and-ink. Mounted on cloth backing. Oriented with northwest at top. Copy annotated in pencil at bottom: 142566. Accompanied by: A list of residents keyed by letter and number in pocket. Xerox, 36 leaves. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of points of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1722
  • Plan général du Fort Septentrional du Detour des Anglois, tel qu'il est présentement : [Louisiana] /

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows buildings, internal facilities, and surrounding area. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth backing. Copy annotated in pencil in lower left margin: 84482. A progress report on construction of a fortification on the east bank of the Mississippi River below New Orleans. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 949 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1749
  • Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Shows boundaries of Missouri Territory depicted differently from other copies (42nd and 49th parallels) Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • [Map of Missouri River and vicinity from Saint Charles, Missouri, to Mandan villages of North Dakota : used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in their 1804 expedition up Missouri River].

    Date from accompanying text. Relief shown by symbols for "Black Mountains" or Black Hills. Some place names in both English and French. Based on surveys up to the Mandan-Hidatsa villages by James Mackay and John Evans. Longitudinal errors, at least in part, account for map not being drawn to scale. Prime meridian: Paris [?]. Pen-and-ink. Some pen-and-ink annotations made after 1798. Map backed with ...

    • Contributor: Finiels, Nicolas De. - Lewis, Meriwether - Clark, William - Harrison, William Henry - Mackay, James - Evans, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • Map of the Washita river in Louisiana from the Hot Springs to the confluence of the Red River with the Mississippi /

    Oriented with North to the upper left corner. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: King, N. (Nicholas) - King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1804
  • [Mapa del Golfo y costa de la Nueva España : desde el Río de Panuco hasta el cabo de Santa Elena ...].

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coast from the vicinity of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina of the United States, location of Indian settlements, and lakes and rivers in the region to the Pánuco River in Mexico; the interior is as far north as the latitude of the Tennessee River. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Santa Cruz, Alonso De - Archivo General De Indias
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1572
  • Carte de la rivière de Mississipi : sur les mémoires de Mr. Le Sueur qui en a pris avec la boussole tous les tours et detours depuis la mer jusqu'à la rivière ...

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Also shows cities and towns and features in the region along the Mississippi River. In lower right corner: Archives du Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine, Paris. "No. 9--124885." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: L'Isle, Guillaume De - France. Dépôt Des Cartes Et Plans De La Marine
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1702
  • Louisiana.

    From: Carey's General atlas of the world and quarters. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • A map of America between latitudes 40 and 70 north and longitudes 45 and 180 west exhibiting Mackenzie's track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence to the north sea in ...

    "... Published 15 Oct. 1801 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Mackenzie, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1801
  • Hudson's Bay's country after La Veranderie, about 1740.

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows lakes, rivers, fortifications, and Indian tribes in the western region of the Hudson Bay south to the northern part of Lake Superior. French. Title and accompanying text in English. Based on the original in the Dépôt de la Marine of Paris. Oriented with north toward upper right. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier De Varennes - Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the north sea in 1789.

    "... Published 15 Oct. 1801 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Mackenzie, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1801
  • Carte de la decouverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amerique Septentrionale /

    Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Marquette, Jacques - Liebaux
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1681
  • Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States /

    Includes statistical figures, insets showing cotton district and British Isles. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. CW3 Acquisitions control no. 96-8 Vault

    • Contributor: Steinwehr, A. Von (Adolph) - Steinwehr, A. Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Louisiana.

    From Arrowsmith & Lewis New and Elegant General Atlas, 1804. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel - Arrowsmith, Aaron
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1805