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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

    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, (françois Marie) - Perrin Du Lac
    • Date: 1802
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    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. (nicholas) - King, N.
    • Date: 1804
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    [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 - Warren, G. K. (gouverneur Kemble)
    • Date: 1810

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    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
    • Date: 1896
  • Map

    Map of the country about the Mississippi.

    Not drawn to scale. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen and ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows area from Lake Erie to the mouth of the Ohio River. Also mounted on sheet, in same handwriting as map, 2 sheets, one of questions, one of information relating to the map. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 775 Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Chegeree
    • Date: 1755
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    A map of the British and French dominions in North America, w...

    Relief shown pictorially. Second impression of 1st ed. Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Hand colored. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 38 Includes text and inset "A new map of Hudson's Bay and Labrador from the late survey of those coasts." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Mitchell, John - Kitchin, Thomas - Millar, Andrew
    • Date: 1755
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    An accurate map of North America. Describing and distinguishi...

    Scale ca. 1:550,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 21 Includes historical notes, notes on territorial claims, and insets of "A particular map of Baffin and Hudson's Bay" and "The passage by land to California." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault Two copies. Copy 1 has cartouches colored, and is sectioned ...

    • Contributor: Bowen, Emanuel - Gibson, J. (john) - Sayer, Robert
    • Date: 1763
  • Map

    [North America from the Mississippi River to the Pacific, bet...

    Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. See also: Geographical review, vol. 1, p. 330, May 1916. LC Annual report, 1925, p. 86. See also: Wheat. Mapping the transmississippi West, no. 243. Vault

    • Date: 179?
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    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 - Puke, J.
    • Date: 1802
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    Hudson's Bay's country

    Also covers northern United States. Relief shown pictorially. Copy of a manuscript map from 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. (johann Georg) - Pond, Peter
    • Date: 1850
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    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
    • Date: 1801
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    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
    • Date: 1801
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    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
    • Date: 1801
  • Map

    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
    • Date: 1816
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    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 - Vallance, J. (john) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Date: 1816
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    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 (adolph) - Steinwehr, A. Von
    • Date: 186?
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    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
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    A Plan of West Florida, the Isle of Orleans, and some parts o...

    Scale 1:760,320; 12 miles to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows the present state of Mississippi, southeastern Louisiana, and Mobile Bay. Includes note on navigation and "This line being proposed to be the eastern boundary of the New Collony is supposed to run parrallel to the R. Mississipi and to continue in this direction 'till it strikes on the R. Ohio." Mounted on ...

    • Date: 1763
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    Map of the Red River in Louisiana from the Spanish camp where...

    Also shows cities and towns, Indian settlements, and features in the region along the Red River. King's final work based on the Freeman-Curtis expedition of 1806. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Copy annotated in pencil in lower right corner Copy imperfect: Taped on upper left portion and fold line ...

    • Contributor: King, N. (nicholas) - Shallus, Francis
    • Date: 1806
  • Map

    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
    • Date: 1814
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    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
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    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. - Rollinson, William - Del Vecchio, Charles - Maspero, P.
    • Date: 1815
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    The Mississippi

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows trees, animals, and names of the Indian nations. Pen-and-ink and watercolor; detached from paper and mounted on cloth backing. "This is the copy of a sketch of the Mississippi River and country, contained in a manuscript map ... has the following title Carte génerale de la France septentrionale, contenant dans la dʹecouverte du pays des Ilinois ... made by the ...

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis - Joliet, Louis
    • Date: 1682
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    Course of the river Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Char...

    Scale ca. 1:890,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: New Orleans and Ferro. Shows historic points of interest. Includes descriptive notes and "Depths of the Mississippi." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 780 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 700/1

    • Contributor: Ross - Sayer, Robert
    • Date: 1765
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    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. (nicholas) - Pike, Zebulon Montgomery - Nau, Anthony - Shallus, Francis - King, N.
    • Date: 1811
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    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 - Arrowsmith, Aaron
    • Date: 1805
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    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
    • Date: 1814
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    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
    • Date: 1814
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    [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. (nicholas) - Lewis, Meriwether - Clark, William - King, N.
    • Date: 1803
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    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 - Clark, William - Harrison, Samuel - Bradford and Inskeep
    • Date: 1814
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    [Bend of the Missouri River].

    Pen-and-ink. Annotated in pencil: Bend of the Missouri, Long. 101 25ʺ-Lat. 47 32ʺ by Mr. Thomson, astronmer to the N.W. Company in 1798. On verso: A sketch of the north bend of the Missourie River. Gives number of warriors, houses and tents of six Mandan and Pawnee Indian villages in the vicinity of the junction of the Missouri and Knife Rivers. Available also through ...

    • Date: 1798
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    [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. - Lewis, Meriwether - Clark, William - Harrison, William Henry - Mackay, James - Evans, John
    • Date: 1798
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    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. (johann Georg) - Kohl, J. G.
    • Date: 1850
  • Map

    A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the ...

    Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. In upper right corner: 5. Insets: Entrance of Columbia River -- Gray's Harbour -- Port Discovery. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Vancouver, George - Baker, Joseph - Warner, John - Edwards, James - Robinson, G. G. (george G.)
    • Date: 1798
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    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
    • Date: 1807
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    The American Memory collections contain many references to the Louisiana Purchase in various formats including photographs, prints, maps, songs, and oral histories. An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera includes broadsides, leaflets, and pamphlets relating to the Louisiana Purchase. A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875 includes many documents about the Louisiana ...

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    A Question of Boundaries - Louisiana: European Explorations a...

    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 ...

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    Louisiana as a French Colony - Louisiana: European Exploratio...

    Difficult Early Years of the Colony From its inception Louisiana faced an inauspicious existence. Its fate was bound to the French economy during the last years of the reign of Louis XIV. Already a vast empire, the French government and its highly centralized bureaucracy disfavored policies that would have nurtured the economic independence of its colonies. Further, the French treasury, depleted by wars in ...

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    Louisiana as a Spanish Colony - Louisiana: European Explorati...

    Diplomacy of the French Cession The impetus to cede the French colony of Louisiana to the Spanish was the long, expensive conflict of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Year's War, between France and Great Britain. Initially, France offered Louisiana to Spain in order to bring Spain into the conflict on the French side. Spain declined. Spanish officials were uncertain ...

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    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 ...

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    The Louisiana Purchase - Louisiana: European Explorations and...

    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 ...