Collection Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

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  • Map of the Mississippi River from its source to the mouth of the Missouri.

    Map of the Mississippi River from its source to the mouth of ...

    Scale ca. 1:170,000. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 100; 651/1; 700/1; 700/3

    • Contributor: King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1811
  • A Question of Boundaries --                        Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    A Question of Boundaries -- Louisiana:...

    French and American representatives faced a vexing issue when they met in Paris in April 1803 to negotiate a treaty by which the United States would purchase the province of Louisiana from France. Since most of the territory to be exchanged had never been explored, surveyed, or mapped by any European nation or the United States, the negotiators were unable to include within the ...

    • Date: 1803
  • Course of the river Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the year 1765.

    Course of the river Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Char...

    Scale ca. 1:890,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: New Orleans and Ferro. Shows historic points of interest. Includes descriptive notes and "Depths of the Mississippi." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 780 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 700/1

    • Contributor: Ross
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1765
  • Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se dechargent dans le grand fleuve de Missisipi [sic] ... ; Carte que les Gnacsitares : ont dessine sur des paux de cerfs ...

    Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se de...

    Map 1 covers area of Minnesota River, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River south to Saint Louis. Map 2 covers the area west of the Minnesota River. Both maps drawn within same neat lines, divided by parallel dashed lines with caption "Separation des ces deux cartes." Appears in author's Mémoires de l'Amérique septentrionale, v. 2, of his Nouveaux voyages, La Haye, 1703. Described ...

    • Contributor: Lahontan, Louis Armand De Lom D'Arce
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1703
  • Carte particulière du cours du fleuve St. Louis depuis le village sauvage jusqu'au dessous du Detour aux Angloix, des lacs Pontchartrain & Maurepas & des rivières & bayouc qui y aboutissent /

    Carte particulière du cours du fleuve St. Louis depuis le vil...

    Shows the Mississippi River in the vicinity of New Orleans from Colapissas to English Turn, lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, location of Native American settlements, fortifications, and natural features. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Copy annotated in pencil: No 5 and 84482-06. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes wind rose. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 915

    • Contributor: Saucier, F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1749
  • [Atlas accompanying An account of expeditions to the sources of the Mississippi and through the western parts of Louisiana to the sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun rivers.

    [Atlas accompanying An account of expeditions to the sources ...

    "Some copies [of An account] are accompanied by the six maps bound separately." Cf. Sabin 62836. Philips 11024 Copy 1 incomplete: missing all maps, but contains statistical sheets. Copy 2 incomplete: missing Map of Internal Provinces of New Spain. Copy 3 incomplete: missing Map of the Mississippi River. Copy 3 includes "A map of Lewis and Clark's track." Copy 4 incomplete: missing statistical sheets. ...

    • Contributor: Pike, Zebulon Montgomery
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1810

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  • 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 St. Pierre, et a pris la hauteur du pole en plusieurs endroits /

    Carte de la rivière de Mississipi : sur les mémoires de Mr. L...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1702
  • The Louisiana Purchase --                        Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase -- Louisiana: E...

    Napoleonic France Acquires Louisiana On October 1, 1800, within 24 hours of signing a peace settlement with the United States, First Consul of the Republic of France Napoleon Bonaparte, acquired Louisiana from Spain by the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso. To the distress of the United States, Napoleon held title to the Mississippi River and the port of New Orleans. Napoleon I, Emperor of ...

    • Date: 1800
  • Carte de la decouverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amerique Septentrionale /

    Carte de la decouverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amerique Septen...

    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
  • The Exploration and Legacy of the Louisiana Territory --                        Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    The Exploration and Legacy of the Louisiana Territory -- ...

    American Exploration of Louisiana Acquisition and exploration of American lands throughout the first decade of the 19th century began and ended with President Thomas Jefferson. Whether involved in purchasing the Louisiana Territory; promoting national interests or nurturing his own curiosity by obtaining scientific, cultural, and geographic knowledge; or, organizing expeditions by choosing their leaders; planning their goals; and raising public and private funds for ...

    • Date: 1783