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Collection Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

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  • Map

    Maps of East and West Florida.

    Scale ca. 1:500,000. Cover title. Alternate title from Peter Force's catalog of printed maps: Florida and its vicinity. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "To the Marine Society of the city of New York ...; To the hon'ble, the planters in Jamaica ...; To all commanders of vessels round the globe ... " Drawn in 1774, but was not published until 1781, ...

    • Contributor: Romans, Bernard
    • Date: 1781
  • Map

    This map of Kentucke, drawn from actual observations, is insc...

    Scale 1:633,600; 10 miles to an in. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Philadelphia. Includes inscriptions. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 792 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Filson, John - Pursell, Henry D. - Rook, Ternon
    • Date: 1784
  • 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 ...

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    The Exploration and Legacy of the Louisiana Territory - Louis...

    American Exploration of Louisiana Acquisition and exploration of American lands throughout the first decade of the 19th century began and ended with President Thomas Jefferson. Whether involved in purchasing the Louisiana Territory; promoting national interests or nurturing his own curiosity by obtaining scientific, cultural, and geographic knowledge; or, organizing expeditions by choosing their leaders; planning their goals; and raising public and private funds for ...