Collection Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

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  • 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
  • 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.

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1734
  • 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."

    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1732