Collection Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

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  • A map of Lewis and Clark's track, across the western portion of North America from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean : by order of the executive of the United States in 1804, 5 & 6 /

    A map of Lewis and Clark's track, across the western portion ...

    Scale ca. 1:4,300,000. Relief shown by hachures. Meridian: London and Washington. From Lewis, Meriwether, History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, 1814. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel
    • 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].

    [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
  • 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
  • [Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwether Lewis, tracing showing the Mississippi, the Missouri for a short distance above Kansas, Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Winnipeg, and the country onwards to the Pacific].

    [Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwe...

    Pen and ink. Author information provided by Prof. Donald Jackson, 1/12/1977. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. See also: pp. 97-103 of Allen's Passage through the garden (F592.7.A48 G&M RR) See also: Geographical review, vol. 1, p. 220, May 1916. LC Annual report, 1925, p. 85. See also: Wheat. Mapping the transmississippi West, no. 239. American Treasures ...

    • Contributor: King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1803