• Carte particulière d'une partie de la Louisianne ou les fleuve et rivierres [i.e. rivières] onts etés relevé a l'estime & les routtes [i.e. routes] par terre relevé & mesurées aux pas, par les Srs. Broutin, de Vergés, ingénieurs & Saucier dessinateur /

    Carte particulière d'une partie de la Louisianne ou les fleuv...

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Map in 2 sections mounted on cloth backing. Prime meridian: [Paris]. "This map of the Mississippi River Valley from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Mobile includes interior streams, routes, European communities, and Native American settlements and nations, fortifications ... Map concentrates on the surveys of Broutin, Vergés, and Saucier in Mississippi and Alabama ..." Includes text. ...

    • Contributor: Demarigny
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1743
  • [North America from the Mississippi River to the Pacific, between the 35th and 60th parallers of latitude].

    [North America from the Mississippi River to the Pacific, bet...

    Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. See also: Geographical review, vol. 1, p. 330, May 1916. LC Annual report, 1925, p. 86. See also: Wheat. Mapping the transmississippi West, no. 243. 1 map : ms., col. ; 42 x 50 cm.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790
  • Carte de l'Amerique septentrionale pour servir à l'histoire de la Nouvelle France /

    Carte de l'Amerique septentrionale pour servir à l'histoire d...

    "Dheulland Sculp." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 1 map : hand col. ; 28 x 35 cm.

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1734
  • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 1 map ; 20 x 29 cm.

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • 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 1 ms. map : col. ...

    • Contributor: Saucier, F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1749
  • Plan of New Orleans.

    Plan of New Orleans.

    Oriented with North to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 1 map ; 15 x 20 cm.

    • Contributor: Pittman, Philip
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • Plan général du Fort Septentrional du Detour des Anglois, tel qu'il est présentement : [Louisiana] /

    Plan général du Fort Septentrional du Detour des Anglois, tel...

    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. 1 ms. ...

    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1749
  • Carte des colonies anglaises dans l'Amérique septentrionale, terminée par la re. Ohio.

    Carte des colonies anglaises dans l'Amérique septentrionale, ...

    Scale ca. 1:5,400,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 71 Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. col. map 37 x 47 cm.

    • Contributor: Nolin, Jean Baptiste
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1756
  • [Bend of the Missouri River].

    [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
  • 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 de la Louisiane et pays voisins, pour servir a l'Histoire générale des voyages.

    Carte de la Louisiane et pays voisins, pour servir a l'Histoi...

    Scale ca. 1:10,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Tom XIV. No. 12." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 74 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. map 22 x 31 cm.

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1757
  • Louisiana as a French Colony --                        Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana as a French Colony -- Louisi...

    Difficult Early Years of the Colony From its inception Louisiana faced an inauspicious existence. Its fate was bound to the French economy during the last years of the reign of Louis XIV. Already a vast empire, the French government and its highly centralized bureaucracy disfavored policies that would have nurtured the economic independence of its colonies. Further, the French treasury, depleted by wars in ...

    • Date: 1701
  • Coupe et profil de la redoute de Rosalie au Natchez prise sur la ligne A.B. aud lieu le 11 may 1732 /

    Coupe et profil de la redoute de Rosalie au Natchez prise sur...

    Relief shown pictorially. Two sheets mounted together. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes "Plan de la cave." 1 view : ms., col. ; 33 x 29 cm.

    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1732
  • Mapa, que comprende la Frontera, de los Dominios del Rey, en la America Septentrional.

    Mapa, que comprende la Frontera, de los Dominios del Rey, en ...

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 91 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 1 map on 4 sheets : col. ; 63 x 160 cm. or smaller.

    • Contributor: Urrutia, José De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1769
  • A Plan of the coast of part of west Florida & Louisiana : including the River Yazous /

    A Plan of the coast of part of west Florida & Louisiana : inc...

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "N.B. This survey has been taken at different times and reduced to one general scale in the year 1778." In upper right corner: "The property of J.E. Hilegard." "No.2." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text. Insets: A plan of Manchac 1774 -- A Continuation of the Mississippi ...

    • Contributor: Gauld, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Carte general de toute la côte de la Louisianne jusqu'a la Baye St. Bernard, coste de la Floride, Baye de la Mobille, Be. de Pansacole, Baye de St. Ioseph, St. Marc des Apalaches. dans l'Amerique septentle., 1747 /

    Carte general de toute la côte de la Louisianne jusqu'a la Ba...

    LC Luso-Hispanic World, 822 Indexed. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map : ms., col. ; 33 x 41 cm.

    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1747
  • 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. 1 ms. map on 5 sheets : col., mounted on cloth backing ; 262 ...

    • Contributor: L'Isle, Guillaume De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1702
  • Partie occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

    Partie occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

    Scale ca. 1:3,500,000. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 19 Covers the area from Lake Superior to Kaskaskia and from Delaware Bay to the Mississippi River. Shows a few towns, missions, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory, rivers and lakes, portages, and early place-names. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. map 43 x 53 ...

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • Les costes aux environs de la rivière de Misisipi : découvertes par Mr. de la Salle en 1683 et reconnues par Mr. le Chevallier d'Iberville en 1698 et 1699 /

    Les costes aux environs de la rivière de Misisipi : découvert...

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows locations of Indian villages found by La Salle during his explorations of the coastal areas of the United States. From: L'Atlas curieux / N. de Fer. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text entitled "Description de la Découverte du Missisipi, par N. de Fer" and ill. in title area. 1 map : ...

    • Contributor: Fer, Nicolas De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1701
  • A map of the British and French dominions in North America, with the roads, distances, limits, and extent of the settlements, humbly inscribed to the Right Honourable the Earl of Halifax, and the other Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations,

    A map of the British and French dominions in North America, w...

    Relief shown pictorially. Second impression of 1st ed. Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Hand colored. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 38 Includes text and inset "A new map of Hudson's Bay and Labrador from the late survey of those coasts." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. col. map 136 x 195 cm.

    • Contributor: Mitchell, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • This map of Kentucke, drawn from actual observations, is inscribed with the most perfect respect, to the Honorable the Congress of the United States of America; and to His Excellcy. George Washington, late Commander in Chief of their Army.

    This map of Kentucke, drawn from actual observations, is insc...

    Scale 1:633,600; 10 miles to an in. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Philadelphia. Includes inscriptions. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 792 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. col. map 51 x 46 cm.

    • Contributor: Filson, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • A Plan of West Florida, the Isle of Orleans, and some parts of the Spanish dominions to the westward of the Mississipi.

    A Plan of West Florida, the Isle of Orleans, and some parts o...

    Scale 1:760,320; 12 miles to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows the present state of Mississippi, southeastern Louisiana, and Mobile Bay. Includes note on navigation and "This line being proposed to be the eastern boundary of the New Collony is supposed to run parrallel to the R. Mississipi and to continue in this direction 'till it strikes on the R. Ohio." Mounted on ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1763
  • Carte du Canada et de la Louisiane qui forment la Nouvelle France et des colonies angloises ou sont representez les pays contestez.

    Carte du Canada et de la Louisiane qui forment la Nouvelle Fr...

    Scale ca. 1:5,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 72 Appears in Homann Erben's Atlas Compendiarivs (1757 [i.e. 1757]) Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. col. map 51 x 71 cm.

    • Contributor: Nolin, Jean Baptiste
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1756
  • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    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
  • La Luisiana cedida al Rei N. S. por S. M. Christianisima, con la Nueva Orleans, è isla en que se halla esta ciudad. Construida sobre el mapa de Mr. d'Anville.

    La Luisiana cedida al Rei N. S. por S. M. Christianisima, con...

    Scale ca. 1:1,250,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Longitud de la isla del Hierro." Shows Mississippi Valley north to the Canadian border. Includes inset of "Plano de la Nueva Orleans segun el de M. Bellin," ca. 1:5,370, with index to points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1674 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. map 40 x ...

    • Contributor: López De Vargas Machuca, Tomás
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1762
  • 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 /

    Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi [i.e. Mississ...

    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. DLC 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 ...

    • Contributor: L'Isle, Guillaume De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1718
  • Maps of East and West Florida.

    Maps of East and West Florida.

    Scale ca. 1:500,000. Cover title. Alternate title from Peter Force's catalog of printed maps: Florida and its vicinity. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "To the Marine Society of the city of New York ...; To the hon'ble, the planters in Jamaica ...; To all commanders of vessels round the globe ... " Drawn in 1774, but was not published until 1781, ...

    • Contributor: Romans, Bernard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • An accurate map of North America. Describing and distinguishing the British, Spanish and French dominions on this great continent; according to the definitive treaty concluded at Paris 10th Feby. 1763. Also all the West India Islands belonging to, and possessed by the several European princes and states. The whole laid down according to the latest and most authentick improvements,

    An accurate map of North America. Describing and distinguishi...

    Scale ca. 1:550,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 21 Includes historical notes, notes on territorial claims, and insets of "A particular map of Baffin and Hudson's Bay" and "The passage by land to California." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. col. map 100 x 116 cm.

    • Contributor: Bowen, Emanuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1763
  • 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
  • A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the tracks of His Majesty's sloop Discovery and armed tender Chatham /

    A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the ...

    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. 1 map ; 79 x 62 cm.

    • Contributor: Vancouver, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • 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. col. map 113 x 35 cm.

    • Contributor: Ross
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1765
  • Plaza de la villa de Galvez.

    Plaza de la villa de Galvez.

    Scale ca. 1:1,000. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the bottom. "Carolo ignante, urbem adisicat amor, Galvez ad honorem, nomen dedit que suum. Anno dñi. ML.C.C.D.XX.VIII." LC Luso-Hispanic World, 957 Includes table of statistics. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. col. map on sheet 38 x 25 cm.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • The Cartographic Setting --                        Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    The Cartographic Setting -- Louisiana:...

    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
  • Related Resources --                        Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    Related Resources -- Louisiana: Europe...

    The American Memory collections contain many references to the Louisiana Purchase in various formats including photographs, prints, maps, songs, and oral histories. An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera includes broadsides, leaflets, and pamphlets relating to the Louisiana Purchase. A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875 includes many documents about the Louisiana ...

    • Date: 1774
  • Map of the country about the Mississippi.

    Map of the country about the Mississippi.

    Not drawn to scale. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen and ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows area from Lake Erie to the mouth of the Ohio River. Also mounted on sheet, in same handwriting as map, 2 sheets, one of questions, one of information relating to the map. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 775 Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Chegeree
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • [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].

    [Map of Missouri River and vicinity from Saint Charles, Misso...

    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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles : du cours et des environs de la Riviere de Mississipi [sic], dressée sur ungrand nombre de memoires principalemt. sur ceux de M.rs d'Iberville et le Sueur /

    Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des...

    Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Atlas de géographie. Paris, 1712? Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Includes scale cartouche and title cartouche. Vertically fold-lined in half. DLC Mounted on cloth. DLC 1 map : hand col. ; 47 x 66 cm.

    • Contributor: L'Isle, Guillaume De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1703
  • Louisiana as a Spanish Colony --                        Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana as a Spanish Colony -- Louis...

    Diplomacy of the French Cession The impetus to cede the French colony of Louisiana to the Spanish was the long, expensive conflict of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Year's War, between France and Great Britain. Initially, France offered Louisiana to Spain in order to bring Spain into the conflict on the French side. Spain declined. Spanish officials were uncertain ...

    • Date: 1762