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Collection Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

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  • Map

    Plan of New Orleans.

    Oriented with North to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Pittman, Philip
    • Date: 1770
  • Map

    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 - Hilgard, J. E. (julius Erasmus)
    • Date: 1778
  • Map

    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. Vault

    • Date: 1778
  • Article

    The Cartographic Setting - Louisiana: European Explorations a...

    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 ...