• The Cartographic Setting -- Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    Evolving European and American Conceptions of Louisiana to 1803 Until 1803 the exploration and mapping of the territory acquired by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase was undertaken by the major colonial powers for a variety of reasons. Chief among them was the occupation of the lower Mississippi Valley, as well as the attempted possession of the Great Plains, the Missouri Basin, and ...

    • Date: 1650
  • La Floride /

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coastline from Secotan in Virginia to Planuco in Mexico; the interior is shown to 40 degrees of latitude north and includes lakes and rivers in the region. Prime meridian: [Ferro]. Appears to be no. [3] detached from: L'Amériqve en plvsievrs cartes novvelles, et exactes, &c., ... Paris, [1667?] -P.L. Phillips, A list of geographical atlases in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1657
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1681
  • 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
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1650
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1682