Collection Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

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  • A map of the Internal Provinces of New Spain.

    A map of the Internal Provinces of New Spain.

    Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Pike, Zebulon Montgomery
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1807
  • Louisiana.

    Louisiana.

    From Arrowsmith & Lewis New and Elegant General Atlas, 1804. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1805
  • 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
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    Relief shown pictorially. First state. Includes inset of the West Indies. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy sectioned in thirds and mounted on cloth backing. Inscribed in red ink: Entered according to Act of Congress the [blank] day of June 1616 and published by John Melish. Some longitudes and latitude numbers are annotations. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. Seventh state. Includes inset of the West Indies. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Includes annotations in pencil. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • Hudson's Bay's country /

    Hudson's Bay's country /

    Also covers northern United States. Relief shown pictorially. Copy of a manuscript map from the the Archives of the Hudson's Bay Company. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • An Indian map of the Upper-Missouri, 1801.

    An Indian map of the Upper-Missouri, 1801.

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. English. Some place names in Blackfoot. Copied from a map in the London archives of the Hudson Bay Company. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes. Map and two sections of notes mounted on paper mounted on cloth. Vault

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • A map of America between latitudes 40 and 70 north and longitudes 45 and 180 west exhibiting Mackenzie's track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence to the north sea in 1789 & to the west Pacific Ocean in 1793.

    A map of America between latitudes 40 and 70 north and longit...

    "... Published 15 Oct. 1801 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Mackenzie, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1801
  • 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
  • [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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Plan of the city and suburbs of New Orleans : from an actual survey made in 1815 /

    Plan of the city and suburbs of New Orleans : from an actual ...

    Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward upper right. Includes ill. of buildings, with name and date of construction for each. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Tanesse, I.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1817
  • Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States /

    Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States /

    Includes statistical figures, insets showing cotton district and British Isles. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. CW3 Acquisitions control no. 96-8 Vault

    • Contributor: Steinwehr, A. Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the north sea in 1789.

    A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the north s...

    "... Published 15 Oct. 1801 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Mackenzie, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1801
  • A map exhibiting all the new discoveries in the interior parts of North America /

    A map exhibiting all the new discoveries in the interior part...

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows "Rivers added east of the Rocky Mountains, 900 L. 450 Lat.," from Tooley's Printed maps of America. In lower margin: London: Published Jan. 1, 1795 by A. Arrowsmith, No. 24 Rathbone Place. Includes notes. Tooley. Printed maps of America 137 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: hole in center. ...

    • Contributor: Arrowsmith, Aaron
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1802
  • Carte du Missouri : levee ou rectifiée dans toute son etendue /

    Carte du Missouri : levee ou rectifiée dans toute son etendue /

    Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Perrin Du Lac
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1802
  • Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Shows boundaries of Missouri Territory depicted differently from other copies (42nd and 49th parallels) Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • Franquelin's map of Louisiana.

    Franquelin's map of Louisiana.

    "Reduced facsimile of MS. copy (made in Paris for Francis Parkman), now in the Library of Harvard University. The original, formerly in the Archives de la Marine, Paris, has been lost." From the Jesuit Relations, vol. 63, frontispiece. Facsimile. Original version: [S.l. : s.n., 1684] Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Louisiana.

    Louisiana.

    From: Carey's General atlas of the world and quarters. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • [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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  • A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793.

    A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific...

    "... Published 15 Oct. 1801 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Mackenzie, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1801
  • Map of the Washita river in Louisiana from the Hot Springs to the confluence of the Red River with the Mississippi /

    Map of the Washita river in Louisiana from the Hot Springs to...

    Oriented with North to the upper left corner. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1804
  • Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Shows boundaries of Missouri Territory. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814