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UNITED STATES


Atlantic Coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida
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817. [Atlantic Coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida]. [Vingboons, Johannes]. [1665-1670]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 50 x 72 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,650,000. (Harrisse; Volume II, Map 8).

This 17th century Dutch map of the Atlantic Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida includes coastline, coastal features, navigational hazards, rhumb lines, Native American nations and settlements, streams, and a decorative wind rose. Map which concentrates on the English settlements in southern Virginia and the Outer Banks area relies on a mixture of contemporary and dated sources. Vingboons, a cartographer in the employ of the Dutch West India Company, produced maps for over 30 years for use by Dutch mercantile and military shipping. This map is part of the Henry Harrisse manuscript collection, and was acquired when the papers of the Hulst van Keulen firm were sold.

Vingboons, Vol. II, Map 8, Harrisse Collection Vault

United States--Atlantic Coast/United States--Southeast


818. Baye De La Delaware Avec les Ports, Sondes Dangers, Bancs, &c. depuis les Caps Jusqu'a Philadelphie....[Delaware Bay]. Ybarra. [1785/1777]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 47 x 66 cm. Scale ca. 1:200,000. 74-691702.

Inset map: [Philadelphia and Vicinity].

This French map of Delaware Bay evidently copied in Havana from Joshua Fisher's chart includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, anchorages, a track of the main ship channel, settlements, a grid of Philadelphia, and pictorial representation of vegetation. Map contains extensive notes in French. Map is oriented with west at top.

G3832 .D4P5 1777 .Y3

United States--Mid-Atlantic States/United States--Atlantic Coast


819. Carta que Comphrehende la Nueva York, Nueva Inglaterra, la Acadia ò Nueva Escocia la Ysla Real, la de S[a]n Juan, Con parte de la Terra Noba [New England and Maritime Canada]. Campo, Josef del. 1781. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 58 x 79 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,750,000. 74-694109.

This detailed, well-executed Spanish map of the Atlantic Coast from New York City to southern Newfoundland includes coastlines, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, currents, and settlements. A note with keyed information includes sailing instructions for Boston. Map also includes 3 profile views of the coast: "Figura de Cavo Codd...", "Figura del Cavo Ana", and "Figura que haze la entrada dela Bahia del Boston..." In style, clear and precise. Map is similar to those produced at or under the direction of the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain.

G3321 .P5 1781 .C3 Vault

United States--New England/New England/Canada--Atlantic Coast


820. Carte de la Cote de la Louisiane depuis la Baye S[ain]t Joseph, jusqu'a celle de S[ain]t Bernard. [Gulf Coast Region]. [early 18th century]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 29 1/2 x 83 1/2 cm. 1:1,324,000.

This elegant and well executed French map of the Gulf Coast from Matagorda Bay to St. Joseph Bay includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, anchorages, interior streams, decorative wind roses, a fortification, pictorial representation of relief and vegetation, and European and Native American settlements. This French map of Louisiana includes areas under Spanish control. A note in western Louisiana reads "Baye quel'on croit estre celle de Spiritu Sancto" suggesting site previously thought to be the mouth of the Mississippi River.

G3860 1732 .C Vault

Louisiana/United States--Gulf Coast/Texas/Mississippi/Alabama/Florida


Carte de la Cotte de la province...
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821. Carte de la Cotte de la province dela louisiane et des Bouches du Misicissipy ou fleuve S[ain]t Louis [U.S. Gulf Coast]. Lafargue, Jean. Bayonne. 1768. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 47 x 96 cm. Scale ca. 1:700,000. 73-691599.

This French map of a portion of the Gulf Coast from the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana to St. Joseph Bay, Florida includes coastline, coastal features, extensive soundings, interior streams, and European and Native American settlements. Emphasis of map is on southeastern portion of Louisiana which is treated as a conglomeration of islands separated by waterways. Work also includes a decorative cartouche.

G4012 .C6 1768 .L3 Vault

Louisiana/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


Carte General De Toute La Côte...
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822. Carte General De Toute La Côte De La Louisianne Jusqu'a La Baye S[ain]t Bernard. [Gulf Coast Region]. Debatz, A[lexandre]. 1747. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 32 x 42 cm. Scale ca. 1:3,405,860.

In the 1680's, following La Salle's epic voyage down the Mississippi River to its mouth, France laid claim to an immense territory it named "La Louisiane". Previous to that voyage, the area along the Gulf Coast had been considered exclusively Spanish territory under the control of New Spain. By the early eighteenth century, France had established settlements along the Gulf Coast at Mobile, Biloxi, and New Orleans to strengthen its original claims. This elegant and well-executed French map records the increasing French presence in that region. It recognizes French and Spanish territory along the Gulf of Mexico from Matagorda Bay to the west coast of Florida. A careful reading of the map allows us to speculate over the mapmaker's interpretation of political jurisdictions and boundaries, e. g., a French province of "La Floride" and a separate Spanish province of "Florida" appear. The map includes coastline, coastal features, numerous interior streams, pictorial representation of vegetation, European and Native American settlements, and Native American nations. Map also includes a keyed legend with the note, "Cartes Particulliers cy jouintes avoir", suggesting that individual plans for various settlements and regions on this map were made also. Cartographer has included an elegant cartouche and a brilliant wind rose as well. The French remained in the region until the conclusion of the French and Indian War (1756-1763), when they ceded certain territories to the Spanish and the English. Alexandre De Batz served as an architect with French colonial authorities in Louisiana from ca. 1730 to 1760 and is responsible for at least two more plans in this survey. His activities included work throughout the Mississippi River Valley. He was also known for his architectural renderings of individual structures in New Orleans including the Ursuline Convent.

G3860 1747 .D Vault

United States--Gulf Coast/Texas/Louisiana/Mississippi/ Alabama


Carte Particuliere dune partie de la Louisianne...
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823. Carte Particuliere dune partie de la Louisianne....[Lower Mississippi River Valley]. Demarigny. 1743. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 84 x 73 cm. Scale ca. 1 inch to 5 leagues.

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, and a wind rose. Map concentrates on the surveys of Broutin, Vergés, and Saucier in Mississippi and Alabama. Extensive notes describe the various routes taken by the surveyors and the topography of the land encountered. Map provides especially detailed information on the Mississippi River and its drainage system. An incomplete companion sheet of the eastern portion of the map is also found in the jacket.

G4010 1743 .D Vault

Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama/United States--Southeast


Costa desde la Mobila asta la Bahia...
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824. Costa desde la Mobila asta la Bahia de S[a]n Josef [Alabama, Florida]. [ca. 1800]. Pen-and-ink ms., 51 x 71 cm. Scale ca. 1:632,500. (Maggs purchase map collection; 269). 91-680927.

This Spanish map, depicting the Gulf Coast from Mobile Bay to St. Joseph Bay, Florida, includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, streams, a fortification, and settlements. This map is part of the G&M Division's collection from the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3932 .C6 1800 .C6 Vault

Alabama--Gulf Coast/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


825. Derrotero hecho por Antonio Velez y Escalante. Misionero: para mejor conocimiento de las Misiones, pueblos de Indios y Presidios que se hallan en el Camino de Monterrey a Santa Fe de Nuebo Mexico....[U.S. Southwest]. Velez y Escalante, Antonio. 1777. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 56 x 40 cm. Scale not given.

This Spanish map depicts a portion of the route and territory covered by the expedition undertaken by Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Fray Silvestre Vélez de Escalante in 1776 through present day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Map includes missions, streams, bodies of water, Native American settlements and nations, pictorial representation of vegetation and mountain ranges. Some names of natural features have been changed, e.g., the Sierra de Timpanogos is now known as the Uinta Mountains of Utah. In addition, there existed some confusion as to which of the 2 lakes depicted "Lago de Timpanogos" or "Lago Salado de Tecuayo" is the current Great Salt Lake. Map covers only the Colorado, Utah, and Arizona portion of the expedition. Cartographer's name should not be confused with that of one of the leaders of the expedition. A primary purpose of the expedition was to establish a road from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Monterey, California. Expeditions such as that undertaken by Domínguez and Escalante were necessary for the protection of the northern flank of the Spanish empire in the Americas.

G4300 1777 .V4 Vault

United States--Southwest/Colorado/Utah/Arizona


Descripcion de la Costa de la Luciana...
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826. Descripcion de la Costa de la Luciana, y entrada en el Rio de Micisipi....[Gulf Coast, United States]. 1769. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 33 x 51 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,330,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 258f). 75-692504.

This Spanish map of the mouth of the Mississippi River to the west coast of Florida includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, and settlements. Map emphasizes the passages in the mouth of the Mississippi River. Map was prepared evidently at the time that France ceded Louisiana to Spain. Work is similar to Maggs 258b, 258c, 258d, and 258e. This map is part of the G&M Division's collection from the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3862 .C6 1769 .D4 Vault

Louisiana--Gulf Coast/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


Descripcion de la Costa de la Luciana...
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827. Descripcion de la Costa de la Luciana, y entrada en el Rio de Micisipi....[Gulf Coast, U.S.]. Lahaurie, Josef. 1786. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 37 x 53 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,330,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 258d). 75-692503.

This Spanish map of the mouth of the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the west coast of Florida includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, and settlements. Map emphasizes passages in the mouth of the Mississippi River. Map was prepared evidently at the time the French ceded Louisiana to Spain. Work is similar to Maggs 258c and 258b. This 1786 map, based on a 1769 survey, was prepared by Lahaurie under Pedro Rivelles of the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain and is part of the G&M Division's collection from that school acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3862 .C6 1786 .L3 Vault

Louisiana--Gulf Coast/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/ Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


Descripcion de la Costa de la Luciana...
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828. Descripcion de la Costa de la Luciana, y entrada en el Rio de Micisipi....[Gulf Coast, U.S.]. Gomez y Sande, Juan. 1787. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 36 x 51 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,330,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 258e). 75-692505.

This Spanish map of the mouth of the Mississippi River to the west coast of Florida includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, and settlements; map emphasizes passages in the mouth of the Mississippi River. Map was prepared evidently at the time that France ceded Louisiana to Spain. Work is similar to Maggs 258b, Maggs 258c, and Maggs 258d. This 1787 map, based on the 1769 survey, was prepared by Gomez y Sande under the direction of Pedro Rivelles of the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain and is part of the G&M Division's collection from that school acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3862 .C6 1787 .G6 Vault

Louisiana--Gulf Coast/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/ Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


829. Descripcion de la costa de Tierra Firme desde el Rio de la Empalizada hasta Cavo de Clara....[Southeast U.S. and Cuba]. Cierto, Balentin. 1757. Pen-and-ink ms., 46 x 61 cm. Scale ca. 1:3,300,000. (Howe; 1).

This Spanish map depicts the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic Coasts from the Mississippi River to the Carolinas, as well as the Bahamas, and most of Cuba. Map includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, islands, cities and towns, and the Mississippi Delta and mouths of other streams.

G3321 .P5 1757 .C5 Howe 1

United States--Southeast/United States--Gulf Coast/United States--Atlantic Coast/Florida/Bahamas/Cuba/Yucatan Peninsula


830. Descripcion Geografica, de la parte que los Españoles poseen Actualmente en el Continente de la Florida, del Del Dominio en que estan los Yngleses con legitimo titulo solo en Virtud del Tratado de pases del año de 1670 y de la Jurisdicion que indevidamente an Ocupado despues de d[ic]ho Tratado, en que se Manifiestan las Tierras que Usurpan....[Southeast United States]. [Arredondo, Antonio de ]. [1742]. Colored, pen-and-ink ms., 41 x 70 cm. Scale ca. 1:4,750,000. (Hans P. Kraus Collection of Hispanic American Manuscripts; 156).

The initial Spanish claim to the entirety of North America, which was based on the 1493 papal bull and the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas with Portugal, came under continuous attack from various European powers, including France and England, from the second half of the sixteenth century forward. In the sixteenth century, Spain considered Florida as a geographic entity which extended north to the Chesapeake Bay (Bahía de Santa María) and west beyond the Mississippi River which is reflected in Arredondo's map. His map acknowledges locations of French, English, and Spanish possessions in the region as well as those which the Spanish considered illegal possessions, most particularly that in the area of Georgia. A colored line in the map indicates the route of Hernando de Soto's sixteenth century entrada into the Southeastern part of the United States which extends beyond the Mississippi River. The map, which was prepared to contest British expansion into the region, contains lengthy notes on the sequence of Spanish discoveries and settlements. A portion of the title of the map reading "de la Jurisdicion que indevidamente an Ocupado [the British] despues dho Tratado [of 1670], en que se Manifiestan las Tierras que Usurpan..." makes clear that Arredondo considered the British presence in Georgia illegal. At least two original versions of the map exist (this one in the Library of Congress and the other in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain). A copy of the latter map, prepared by José Luis Gomez in 1914 for the Library of Congress, is found under the same title and under call number G3860 1742 .A7 1914 Vault [G&M].

H. P. Kraus Collection of Hispanic American Manuscripts, 156, Manuscript Division

United States--Southeast/Florida/United States--Gulf Coast/United States--Atlantic Coast


Descripcion Geografica, de la parte que los Españoles...
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831. Descripcion Geografica, de la parte que los Españoles poseen Actualmente en el Continente de la Florida, del Del Dominio en que estan los Yngleses con legitimo titulo solo en Virtud del Tratado de pases del año de 1670 y de la Jurisdicion que indevidamente an Ocupado despues de d[ic]ho Tratado, en que se Manifiestan las Tierras que Usurpan....[Southeast United States]. [Arredondo, Antonio de ]. [1742]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 41 x 70 cm. Scale ca. 1:4,750,000.

The initial Spanish claim to the entirety of North America, which was based on the 1493 papal bull and the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas with Portugal, came under constant attack from various European powers, including France and England, from the second half of the sixteenth century forward. In the sixteenth century, Spain considered Florida as a geographic entity which extended north to the Chesapeake Bay (Bahía de Santa María) and west beyond the Mississippi River which is reflected in Arredondo's map. His map acknowledges locations of French, Spanish, and English possessions in the region as well as those which the Spanish considered illegal possessions, most particularly that in the region of Georgia. Map includes coastline, coastal features, navigational hazards, European and Native American settlements, and pictorial representation of mountain ranges. Map provides an extensive keyed legend and historical notes. A colored line in the map indicates the route of Hernando De Soto's sixteenth century entrada into the Southeastern part of the United States, which extends beyond the Mississippi River. Map, which was prepared to contest British expansion into the region, contains lengthy notes on the sequence of Spanish discoveries and settlements. A portion of the title of the map reading "de la Jurisdicion que indevidamente an Ocupado [the British] despues de dho Tratado [of 1670], en que se Manifiestan las tierras que Usurpan..." makes clear that Arredondo considered the British presence in Georgia illegal. This meticulously rendered copy of the 1742 map by Arredondo in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain, was prepared by José Luis Gomez in 1914 for the Library of Congress. That map is described in item 140 in Torres Lanzas' México y Floridas. The Library of Congress also possesses one of the original eighteenth century versions of this map under the same title and under call number H. P. Kraus Collection of Hispanic American Manuscripts, 156, Manuscript Division.

G3860 1742 .A7 1914 Vault

United States--Southeast/Florida/United States--Gulf Coast/United States--Atlantic Coast


832. Descripcion Hidografica [sic], Que comprehende la America Septentrional, desde la Punta y Rio de S[a]n Juan, hasta Filadelfia.... Campos, Joseph de. [178-?]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 60 x 45 cm. Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. 77-697200.

This detailed Spanish map of the Atlantic Coast from St. John's River, Florida to Philadelphia includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, currents, navigational hazards, and an anchorage; map also contains keyed information and an extensive note on the use of astronomical observation and measurement in its preparation. Map also includes 3 profile views of coast: "Figura de la Costa de Corrituk, hasta Cabo Henrry", "Figura de la Torre, y entrada de Filadelfia", and "Es lo mas Norte y Este que se avista de esta Costa". In style and presentation, map is similar to those produced at or under the direction of the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain.

G3709 .32 .C6P5

United States--Atlantic Coast/United States--Southeast/United States--Mid-Atlantic States


Descripsion. de la Costa de la Luciana...
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833. Descripsion. de la Costa de la Luciana, y entrada, enel Rio de Micisipi....[Gulf Coast, U.S.]. Clemes, Andres. 1784. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 37 x 54 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,330,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 258b). 75-692501.

This Spanish map of the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the west coast of Florida includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, settlements, and a decorative cartouche; map emphasizes passages in the mouth of the Mississippi River. Map was prepared evidently at the time that France ceded Louisiana to Spain. This 1784 map, based on a 1769 survey, was prepared by Clemes under the direction of Pedro Rivelles of the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain. This map is part of the G&M Division's collection from that school acquired from Maggs Brothers, London. The map is similar to Maggs 258c.

G3862 .C6 1784 .C5 Vault

Louisiana--Gulf Coast/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


834. Descripsion de la Costa de la Luciana y entrada enel Rio de Micisipi....[Gulf Coast, U.S.]. Camerino, Leonardo Mig [ue]l. 1784. Wash, pen-and-ink ms., 36 x 54 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,330,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 258c). 75-692502.

This Spanish map of the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the west coast of Florida includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, and settlements. Map emphasizes passages of the mouth of the Mississippi River and was evidently prepared shortly after the French ceded Louisiana to Spain. This 1784 map, based on a 1769 survey, was prepared by Camerino under the direction of Pedro Rivelles at the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain and is part of the G&M's collection from that school acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3862 .C6 1784 .C3 Vault

Louisiana--Gulf Coast/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/ Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


835. [Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay to the Mississippi River]. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. [1844]. 3 sheets in one folder. Pencil, pen-and-ink ms., 28 1/2 x 16 1/2 cm., 65 1/2 x 35 1/2 cm., 32 x 105 1/2 cm. respectively. Scale ca. 1:375,000.

These maps, depicting collectively a portion of the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay to the Mississippi River, include soundings, lights, shoals, islands, small portions of coastline, and an apparent navigational track. A later annotation reads: "Soundings in N. E. part of Gulf of Mexico, between Tampa Bay and Mississippi River marked as corrections for Blunt's Chart of the Gulf of Mexico, 1844. Seem to be original plottings, no date, no authorities, except Lt. Semmes for position of lights (probably Raphael Semmes)...".

G3302 .G8P5 1844? .G Vault

United States--Gulf Coast/Gulf of Mexico


Map of a portion of Spanish East and West Florida
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836. [Map of a portion of Spanish East and West Florida from Mobile Bay to Apalache Bay bounded by the United States on the north] [Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida]. [Pintado, Vicente Sebastián ]. [ca. 1815]. Pencil, pen-and-ink ms., 51 x 101 cm. Scale not given. (Pintado Collection; Map 12).

This map depicts a portion of Spanish West and East Florida extending from Mobile Bay to Apalachee Bay; but, the primary focus of the map is the area between the Apalachicola River and Apalachee Bay. Map includes towns, fortifications, Native American settlements, trails, streams, the United States-Spanish border, pictorial representation of relief, coastline, coastal features, and soundings. Map provides location of the Panton, Leslie, & Co. land grant in Spanish East Florida. Various trails in the Apalachicola River area bear notice, including "Senda que va á la Nacion", "senda Nueva de la Micasukys", and "senda de Thornton á Apalache". On verso is a map of an unidentified city that includes lots, houses drawn in, a street, and wharf with docked ships. This map is part of the Pintado Collection in the Manuscript Division.

Pintado Collection, Map 12, Manuscript Division

Florida--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/United States--Gulf Coast


837. [Map of a road from Fort Osage, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico]. Brown, J. C. [1825]. Pen-and-ink ms., 35 x 121 cm. Scale 1:1,267,200. 98-687168.

This "strip map" of a proposed road from the Missouri River to Santa Fe, the so-called Santa Fe Road, includes streams, Native American reservations, the town of Taos, and various encampments of the U.S. surveying team. In 1824, Senator Thomas Benton of Missouri called for the protection of the Santa Fe trade from Native American attack and proposed the surveying and marking of a road to Santa Fe. The survey team was led by Major George C. Sibley and Joseph C. Brown. The Library's copy belonged to Sibley.

G4052 .S3 1825 .B7 Vault

Missouri/Kansas/Oklahoma/New Mexico/United States--Midwest/United States--Southwest


838. [Map of area from Lake Maurepas to Pensacola Bay, Spanish West Florida] [Gulf Coast]. [Pintado, Vicente Sebastián ]. [ca. 1810]. Pen-and-ink ms., 44 x 64 cm. Scale not given. (Pintado Collection; Map 38).

This incomplete plan of a portion of Spanish West Florida includes streams, towns, soundings, and trails, but no sites or geographical points are named. This is an excellent map for hydrology and was possibly copied from Barthélemi Lafon's 1806 plan of Louisiana.

Pintado Collection, Map 38, Manuscript Division

Louisiana/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


839. [Map of the Mississippi River south from the mouth of the Yazoo River to the southern part of Louisiana] [Mississippi, Louisiana]. 1774. Pencil, colored pen-and-ink ms., 244 x 121 cm. Scale ca. 1:126,720. 74-696154.

This detailed, unfinished English map of the Mississippi River from the mouth of the Yazoo River to the German settlement near New Orleans includes names of landholders, European and Native American settlements, fortifications, pictorial representation of riverbank relief, and various notes and remarks concerning the river's flow and other features. One of the notes reads: "The latitudes of the entrance of the river Yazou, Natchez, Manchac, and some other parts of the river were taken by Doctor Lorimer, which were a great correction and satisfaction in laying down this plan." Map was prepared as part of a survey expedition under the command of Major Dickson, Commander of British troops in West Florida, in 1774.

G4042 .M5 1774 .M3 Vault

Mississippi/Louisiana/United States--Southeast


840. Plan de la Coste de la Floride. depuis le Cap S[ain]t Blanco, iusqu'aux Isles S[ain]t Diegue. [Gulf Coast]. Bureau, Iacques. [18th century]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 27 x 25 l/2 cm. Scale not given.

This French map of the Gulf Coast extending from Cape St. Blanco (Cape San Blas, Florida) to the Gulf Islands (of possibly Mississippi) includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, the navigational track of a ship, navigational hazards, and anchorages; also includes an ornate cartouche and a decorative "Table des Sondes" indicating characteristics of the water bottom at specific depths along ship route. A note in upper the left (in the mainland portion of the map) reads: "Quatre Nations de Sauvages habitent cette terre Savoir les Magoulacha, les Bayougoula, les Anexis, et les Octabé".

G3932 .G3P5 1700 .B Vault

Florida--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast


A Plan of West Florida the Isle...
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841. A Plan of West Florida the Isle of Orleans and Some Parts of the Spanish Dominions to the Westward of the Mississipi. [Louisiana, Mississippi]. [1763-1781]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 146 x 51 cm. Scale 1:760,320. (Maggs purchase map collection; 258i). 74-692219.

This English map of the Lower Mississippi River Valley from the Ohio River junction and the area around Mobile includes coastline, coastal features, numerous interior streams, fortifications, and European and Native American settlements. Map clearly defines the Isle of Orleans and an inaccurately drawn dividing line referred to as the eastern boundary of West Florida, "This Line being proposed to be the Eastern Boundary of the New Collony is supposed to run parrallel to the R. Mississipii and to continue in this direction untill it strikes on the R. Ohio". An added note makes clear the purpose of the map which proposes a bypass of the lower Mississippi River above New Orleans in order to avoid the Spanish presence at that city.

G3980 1763 .P5 Vault

Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama/Arkansas/United States--Southeast


842. Plano borrador de la parte de la Florida Occidental contenida entre el Rio Mississipi y Bahia de la Mobila....[Gulf Coast]. Pintado, Vicente Sebastián. 1820. Pencil, pen-and-ink ms., 33 x 83 cm. Scale not given. (Pintado Collection; Map 33).

This partially completed map of Spanish West Florida includes the U.S. boundary with Spain, rivers, streams, lakes, fortifications, cities and towns, and soundings and navigational hazards in the lakes and in the Gulf of Mexico. Map also includes the location of the British troop landing site for the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. The area west of the Mississippi River is named "retrocedida provincia de la Luisiana". The map was drafted after Pintado returned to Havana in 1817 and following the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819 by which the United States gained possession of the Spanish Floridas.

Pintado Collection, Map 33, Manuscript Division

Louisiana/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/United States--Gulf Coast


843. Plano De Philadelphia. [Delaware Bay]. [178-?]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 49 x 72 cm. Scale ca. 1:220,000. 74-691685.

This unfinished Spanish map of Delaware Bay is a late eighteenth century map based on Joshua Fisher's 1756 chart of the Bay and Delaware River. It includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, anchorages, navigational hazards, distinct ship channels for routes from different locations, settlements, pictorial representation of vegetation and of a variety of vessels, and a grid of Philadelphia. Also contains an incomplete but ornate cartouche with the words "Plano De Philadelphia". Map is oriented with west at top.

G3832 .D4P5 1756 .P5 Vault

United States--Mid-Atlantic States/United States--Atlantic Coast/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Plano del Desembarcadero del Rio Misipipi...
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844. Plano Del Desembarcadero del Rio Misipipi. en el Seno Megicano, con parte del Territorio dela Mobila, el qual yncluien los Franceses enla Probincia q[u]e han nombrado, la Luisiana (Louisiana). [early 18th century]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 34 x 48 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,450,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 271). 91-680911.

This Spanish map of the Lower Mississippi Valley and the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, numerous interior streams, fortifications, and both European and Native American settlements. The map does not include New Orleans. Internal evidence suggests that this is a copy of a ca. 1714 map. This map is part of the G&M Division's collection from the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3862 .C6 1780 .P5 Vault

Louisiana--Gulf Coast/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/Florida--Gulf Coast/Texas--Gulf Coast


Plano del Desembocadero del Rio de Misipi...
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845. Plano del Desembocadero del Rio de Misipi en el Seno Mexino, con parte del Territorio dela Mobila, el qual incluyen los franceses en la Provincia que han Nombrado la Luciana. (Louisiana). [early 18th century]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 33 x 47 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,425,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 273). 91-680912.

This Spanish map of the Lower Mississippi Valley and the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, numerous interior streams, fortifications, and European and Native American settlements; map does not include New Orleans. Internal evidence suggests that this map is a copy of a ca. 1714 map. Work is similar to Maggs 271. This map is part of the G&M Division's collection from the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3862 .C6 1780 .P51 Vault

Louisiana/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/Florida--Gulf Coast/Texas--Gulf Coast


Plano Del Desembocadero del Rio Misipipi
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846. Plano Del Desembocadero del Rio Misipipi. Enel Seno Mexicano, con parte del territorio de la Movila, el qual incluien los Franceses enla Provincia que han nombrado, la Luisiana. [Louisiana]. Montes de Oca, Diego. 1756. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 35 x 47 cm. Scale ca. 1:1,550,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 258g). 74-691703.

This Spanish map of the Lower Mississippi River Valley and the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, an anchorage, navigational hazards, numerous interior streams, fortifications, European and Native American settlements, and the shield of the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain. This map does not include New Orleans. Internal evidence suggests that this map was based on a ca. 1714 original map. Work is similar to Maggs 271 and 273. This map is part of the G&M Division's collection from the Real Escuela de Navegación acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3862 .C6 1756 .M6 Vault

Louisiana/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/Florida--Gulf Coast/Texas--Gulf Coast


847. Plano Del Desembocadero del Rio Misisipi, enel Seno Mexicano, con parte del Territorio dela Movila, elqual yncluien los Franceses enla Provincia q[u]e han nombrado la Lusiana. [Louisiana]. Lema, Dom[ing]o Antonio de. 1790. Pencil, colored pen-and-ink ms., 38 x 49 1/2 cm. Scale ca. 1 inch to 7 maritime leagues.

This Spanish map of the Lower Mississippi River Valley and the Gulf Coast from Texas to Pensacola includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, an anchorage, fortifications, and European and Native American settlements. Internal evidence suggests map was based on a ca. 1714 original. Map was prepared by Lema under the direction of Pedro Rivelles of the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain.

G3935 1790 .P Vault

Louisiana/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/Florida--Gulf Coast/Texas--Gulf Coast


Plano dela Bahia de Laware y entrada de Filadelfie...
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848. Plano dela Bahia de Laware y entrada de Filadelfie....[Delaware Bay]. Campo, Jossef del. [178-]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 72 x 50 cm. Scale ca. 1:200,000. 73-691796.

This Spanish map of the Delaware Bay includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, anchorages, settlements, a navigational track, and pictorial representation of vegetation; also includes detailed keyed legend and notes. The name of the cartographer, Jossef del Campo, appears on other charts of the North Atlantic coast, e.g., Boston Harbor, and the Caribbean. His maps are noted for their detailed information and precise navigational tracks, reflecting the quality of Spanish military intelligence of the period. These maps were prepared during the U.S. Revolutionary War period and probably at a time when Spain was an ally of the revolutionary forces.

G3832 .D4P5 178- .C3 Vault

United States--Mid-Atlantic States/United States--Atlantic Coast


Plano I Descripcion de la Costa,...
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849. Plano I Descripcion de la Costa, desde el Cavo de Cañaveral, hasta cerca de la Boca de la Virginia, contando Costa de Florida, Georgia, y Carolinas del S[ur], y N[orte]....[S.E. Atlantic Coast, U.S.]. [1756]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 73 x 51 cm. 1:1,000,000. 74-694107.

This Spanish map depicting the Southeastern U.S. coast from Cape Canaveral, Florida to North Carolina includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, streams, a fortification, and a settlement. Map includes names of British provinces: "Georgia" and "Carolinas del Sur i del Norte". Islands are clearly marked including Santa Elena, which was previously a Spanish colony. Map also contains the shield of the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain. Heading note indicates that this map was copied by Juan Linares under the direction of Joseph Badaraco of that school. In style, clear and precise. This map demonstrates continued interest on the part of the Spanish Navy to obtain current and reliable data of the coastline of North America along which Spain's shipping traveled on its return to Europe. The recently established Real Escuela de Navegación was concerned with the training of map makers and the mapping of all coasts of the Spanish Empire. This particular map also acknowledges the increasing presence of the English colonies along the Atlantic Seaboard. For instance, Georgia and the Carolinas are identified as British provinces when previously they had been part of Spanish Florida.

G3872.C6 1756 .L5 Vault

UnitedStates--AtlanticCoast/United States--Southeast/Florida--Atlantic Coast/Georgia--Coast/South Carolina--Coast/North Carolina--Coast


850. Plano. Que Comprehende parte del Seno Mexicano desde la Bahia de la Asencion hasta la Bahia de Tampa con las sondas y Embocaduras del Rio De Mississipi [Gulf Coast Region]. Paredes, Ant[oni]o de. 1776. Colored pen-and-ink, 45 x 66 cm. Scale ca. 1:4,000,000. 74-690696.

This Spanish map of the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Tampa Bay includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, and European and Native American settlements. Map also contains an ornate cartouche and two views of Native American life: "Caseria del Yndio à los Cierbos" and "Pasatiempo de un Európeo con una India".

G3862 .C6 1776 .P3

Louisiana--Gulf Coast/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/United States--Gulf Coast


851. Plano. Y Costa. Dela Palisada. O De Misipipi....[Gulf Coast, U. S.]. Liguera y Antayo, Juan de. 1751. Colored pen-and-ink ms, 35 x 88 cm. Scale ca. 1:650,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 258h). 74-694108.

This Spanish map of the Gulf Coast from the Lower Mississippi River Valley to St. Joseph Bay, Florida, includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, pictorial representation of settlements and vegetation, an ornate wind rose, and a cartouche. Map includes two legends, one identifying sites from the Mississippi River to Bayou Pascagoula and the other, from Mobile Bay to St. Joseph Bay; this arrangement corresponds to the division of French and Spanish territory. This work is dedicated to Francisco del Postigo, Captain of the Spanish Royal Armada. This map is part of the G&M Division's collection from the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain acquired from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3862 .C6 1751 .L5 Vault

Louisiana/Mississippi--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast


852. Planta de la costa de la Florida y enque paraje esta la laguna de Maymi y a donde se ha de hacer un fuerto [sic] [Southeast U.S. Atlantic Coast]. [late 17th century]. Pen-and-ink tracing, 30 1/2 x 21 1/2 cm. Scale not given.

This map of the Florida coasts to Santa Elena (in present day South Carolina), Cuba, and the Bahamas includes coastlines, coastal features, navigational hazards, and settlements as far north as Santa Elena. Map is a tracing of an original map in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain and is described in item 94 in Torres Lanzas' México y Floridas. Map recognizes extent of Spanish settlement as far north as South Carolina and makes reference to interior bodies of water, e.g. Laguna de Maymi, possibly Lake Okeechobee.

G3860 17-- .P Vault

Florida--Atlantic Coast/Georgia--Coast/South Carolina--Coast/United States--Southeast


853. A Sketch of the Territory of the South Carolina Yazoo Company.... [Mississippi, Alabama]. Moultrie, A[le]x[ande]r. 1791. Pen-and-ink ms., 52 x 74 cm. Scale note given.

This map denotes the claims of the South Carolina Yazoo Company between the Mississippi and Tombigbee Rivers, north of Natchez, during the late Spanish period in Louisiana and the Floridas. Map includes interior streams, pictorial representation of relief, and an ornate wind rose.

G3980 1791 .M Vault

Mississippi/Alabama/United States--Southeast


854. Survey from The Bay of Perdido to Mobile Point made by order of Genl. James Wilkinson. [Florida, Alabama]. Kennedy, Joseph P. 1813. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 40 x 107 1/2 cm. Scale "80 chains to the inch". (Jackson; 6).

This U.S. map of the the Gulf of Mexico between Perdido Bay and Mobile Bay includes coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, streams and other bodies of water, locations of fresh water, fortifications, a ferry, and a portage. Map includes a note on distances and on soundings.

Jackson Coll. 6 Vault

Florida--Gulf Coast/Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast


855. [Tracing of Mississippi River area from Tennessee Border south to the Gulf of Mexico]. [ca. 1800]. Colored pen-and-ink tracing, 2 sections, each 72 x 89 cm. Scale not given.

This large scale map of the area along the Mississippi River from the Tennessee border on the north to the Gulf of Mexico includes various interior streams, fortifications, paths and routes, European and Native American settlements, coastline, coastal features, selected soundings and navigational hazards, annotations, and 2 legends. Map features prominently a dividing line with the note: "Principal Hunting Ground of the Western Party and Six Villages". Also prominent is the amount of detail allotted to the area of Native American settlements between the Pascagoula and Tombigbee Rivers and to the routes, creeks, and topography of that region. Upper sheet contains a keyed legend with names of Chicasaw villages and an incomplete portion of another legend. Other conspicuous features of the map include a note concerning soundings in and widths at various points along the Iberville River, a note near the 31st degree of latitude reading: "Boundary Line between the United States & Spain as settled by Ellicot", and a lengthy note concerning Native Americans on the south coast of Louisiana. Map is apparently a copy of a ca. 1800 original.

G4010 1800 .M3 Vault

Louisiana/Mississippi/Arkansas/United States--Southeast


UNITED STATES-ALABAMA


856. Carte D'Une Partie Du Cours De La Riviere De La Mobille et De Celle Des Chicachas [Alabama]. [before 1763]. Pencil, pen-and-ink ms., 28 x 137 cm. Scale ca. 1 inch to 100 toises.

This French map of the area above the city of Mobile provides methodical information on sites along the Mobile River including Native American villages, European residences, fortifications, vegetation, and streams that flow into the river. Map is oriented with west at top.

G3972 .M6 1788 .C2 Vault

Alabama/United States--Southeast


857. [Mobile Bay]. Hayne, A. P. [1814?]. Pencil, pen-and-ink ms., 51 1/2 x 41 cm. Scale not given. (Jackson; 7).

This crude U.S. map of Mobile Bay and vicinity includes roads, distances, forts, streams, Mobile and Perdido Bays, and coastal features. Map also denotes locations of Spanish and U.S. military camps on both sides of Perdido Bay. Map appears to be related to Jackson's seizure of Pensacola during the War of 1812.

Jackson Coll. 7 Vault

Alabama--Gulf Coast/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/United States--Gulf Coast


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858. A Plan of part of the Rivers Tombecbe, Alabama, Tensa, Perdido, & Scambia In the Province of West Florida....[Alabama, Florida]. Taitt, David. [1771]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 72 x 82 cm. Scale ca. 1:126,720. 73-691550.

This English map of the area between the Bay of Pensacola and the Tombigbee River was drafted to define the boundary between English and Creek (Nation) territory. Map includes the new and old boundary lines, roads, interior streams, land holdings, pictorial representation of vegetation, sawmills, forts, and European and Native American settlements; map also contains extensive notes, remarks, and a detailed legend. Map was prepared based on surveys collected by John Stuart, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District of North America. This map is a copy from an original in the Colonial Office, London.

G3971 .P53 1771 .T3 Vault

Alabama/Florida--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast


859. [Plat of land along the Mobile River near its juncture with Bayou Chataugé, Alabama]. [Pintado, Vicente Sebastián ]. [ca. 1815]. Pencil, pen-and-ink ms., 47 x 67 cm. Scale not given. (Pintado Collection; Map 36).

This plan contains names of landholders, streams, and the surveyor's reference points. Lands owned by Antonio Espejo, Panton Leslie & Co., and Bartholomeo appear.

Pintado Collection, Map 36, Manuscript Division

Alabama--Gulf Coast/Alabama/United States--Southeast


UNITED STATES-ALABAMA-MOBILE


860. Plan de la Mobile en 1809 [Alabama]. [Lafon, Barthélemi.] 1809. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 19 1/2 x 35 1/2 cm. Scale ca. 1:2,133.

This is a French map of the Spanish city of Mobile and its fortress. It includes coastline, coastal features, pictorial representation of relief and vegetation, roads, streets, a fortification, and a grid of the city. Map also contains a keyed legend. Map shows construction of batteries by Bernardo de Gálvez when he led Spanish forces in victory over the English at Mobile during the U.S. Revolutionary War. Map is oriented with west at top.

G3974 .M5 1809 .P Vault

Alabama/United States--Southeast/Mobile, Alabama


861. Plan Du Fort Condé De La Mobille, marqué en rouge dans L'Etat quil est presentement 1743....[Alabama]. [after 1743]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 36 x 41 cm. Scale ca. 1 inch to 33 1/3 toises.

This French plan of Mobile shows proposed improvements for Fort Condé. A legend in the plan indicates proposals to repair, demolish, or construct quarters. Of note, the plan locates buildings dedicated for lodging the sick (yellow fever) and for convalescents.

G3974 .M5:2f5 1743 .P Vault

Alabama/Mobile, Alabama


862. Plano del P[uer]to de la Movila....[Alabama]. 1780. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 25 x 37 cm. Scale ca. 1:100,000. (Maggs purchase map collection; 272). 73-691552.

This map, depicting Dauphin Island, Point Mobile, and the entrance to Mobile Bay, includes coastlines, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, and letters designating characteristics of the water bottom. This map is part of the G&M Division's collection from the Real Escuela de Navegación, Cadiz, Spain purchased from Maggs Brothers, London.

G3972 .M6 1780 .P5 Vault

Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/Mobile, Alabama


Plano del Puerto dela Mobila...
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863. Plano del Puerto dela Mobila....tomado á los Ingleses el Dia 14 de Marzo de 1780 [Alabama]. [1780]. Colored pen-and-ink ms., 26 x 37 cm. Scale ca. 1:100,000.

This Spanish map, depicting Dauphin Island, Point Mobile and the entrance to Mobile Bay, includes coastlines, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, letters designating characteristics of the water bottom, and what appears to be a navigational track. The title specifically mentions the Spanish takeover from the English of Mobile in 1780 during the U.S. Revolutionary War. Map is similar to Maggs 272.

G3972 .M6 1780 .P51 Vault

Alabama--Gulf Coast/United States--Southeast/Mobile, Alabama


UNITED STATES-CALIFORNIA


864. Entrance of San Francisco Harbor. [Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough ]. [1844]. Pen-and-ink ms., 13 x 23 cm. Scale ca. 1:72,962.

This map evidently copied by J. G. Bruff in 1846 shows coastline, coastal features, extensive soundings, hachured coastal relief, roads, and a fortification. Map is taken from E. Duflot de Mofras' map of San Francisco Harbor in his Exploration du territoire de l'Orégon, des Californies et de la mer Vermeille executée pendant les années 1840, 1841, et 1842. (Paris: A. Bertrand, 1844, no. 16).

G4364 .S5P5 1844 .B Vault

California--Pacific Coast/San Francisco, California

 


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