Collection Items

  • 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
    Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Date: 1764
  • Map
    Carte de l'Amerique septentrionale pour servir à l'histoire d... "Dheulland Sculp." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas - Heulland, Guillaume D
    • Date: 1734
  • Map
    Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des... Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Atlas de géographie. Paris, 1712? Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Includes scale cartouche and title cartouche. Vertically fold-lined in half. Mounted on cloth.
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De - Simonneau, Charles
    • Date: 1703
  • 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
  • Map
    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
  • Map
    Carte des colonies anglaises dans l'Amérique septentrionale, ... Scale ca. 1:5,400,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 71 Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 700/1
    • Contributor: Nolin, Jean Baptiste - Overton, Henry - Poilly, N. J. De
    • Date: 1756
  • Map
    Carte du Canada et de la Louisiane qui forment la Nouvelle Fr... Scale ca. 1:5,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 72 Appears in Homann Erben's Atlas Compendiarivs (1757 [i.e. 1757]) Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 651/2; 651/3; 651/4; 650/5
    • Contributor: Nolin, Jean Baptiste - Daumont, Jean-Francois
    • Date: 1756
  • Map
    Carte de la Louisiane et pays voisins, pour servir a l'Histoi... Scale ca. 1:10,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Tom XIV. No. 12." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 74 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault. AACR2
    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Date: 1757
  • Map
    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?
  • Map
    Partie occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada Scale ca. 1:3,500,000. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 19 Covers the area from Lake Superior to Kaskaskia and from Delaware Bay to the Mississippi River. Shows a few towns, missions, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory, rivers and lakes, portages, and early place-names. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas - Homann Erben (Firm)
    • Date: 1755
  • Map
    Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi [i.e. Mississ... Covers United States from Rio Grande River to Hudson River. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Item 46 in LC Kohl exhibition, Mar. to June 1993. Phillips. Maps of America. Includes notes. Inset: Carte particuliere des embouchures de la Rivie. S. Louis et de la Mobile. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth ...
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De
    • Date: 1718
  • 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
    Carte general de toute la côte de la Louisianne jusqu'a la Ba... LC Luso-Hispanic World, 822 Indexed. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Date: 1747
  • 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
  • Map
    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
  • Map
    Coupe et profil de la redoute de Rosalie au Natchez prise sur... Relief shown pictorially. Two sheets mounted together. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes "Plan de la cave."
    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Date: 1732
  • Map
    Carte particulière d'une partie de la Louisianne ou les fleuv...
    Louisiana and Mississippi routes of Broutin, de Verges, and Saucier
    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Map in 2 sections mounted on cloth backing. Prime meridian: [Paris]. "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 ... Map concentrates on the surveys of Broutin, Vergés, and Saucier in Mississippi and Alabama ..." Includes text. ...
    • Contributor: Demarigny
    • Date: 1743
  • Map
    La Luisiana cedida al Rei N. S. por S. M. Christianisima, con... Scale ca. 1:1,250,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Longitud de la isla del Hierro." Shows Mississippi Valley north to the Canadian border. Includes inset of "Plano de la Nueva Orleans segun el de M. Bellin," ca. 1:5,370, with index to points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1674 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: López De Vargas Machuca, Tomás - Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D - Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Date: 1762
  • 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
    Plan général du Fort Septentrional du Detour des Anglois, tel... Relief shown pictorially. Shows buildings, internal facilities, and surrounding area. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth backing. Copy annotated in pencil in lower left margin: 84482. A progress report on construction of a fortification on the east bank of the Mississippi River below New Orleans. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 949 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Date: 1749
  • 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
  • Map
    Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans. Relief shown pictorially. Cadastral map. Shows block numbers and location of existing buildings. Pen-and-ink. Mounted on cloth backing. Oriented with northwest at top. Copy annotated in pencil at bottom: 142566. Accompanied by: A list of residents keyed by letter and number in pocket. Xerox, 36 leaves. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of points of ...
    • Date: 1722
  • Map
    Les costes aux environs de la rivière de Misisipi : découvert... Relief shown pictorially. Shows locations of Indian villages found by La Salle during his explorations of the coastal areas of the United States. From: L'Atlas curieux / N. de Fer. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text entitled "Description de la Découverte du Missisipi, par N. de Fer" and ill. in title area.
    • Contributor: Fer, Nicolas De - Ginville, Vincent De.
    • Date: 1701
  • Map
    Carte de la rivière de Mississipi : sur les mémoires de Mr. L... Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Also shows cities and towns and features in the region along the Mississippi River. In lower right corner: Archives du Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine, Paris. "No. 9--124885." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De - France. Dépôt Des Cartes Et Plans De La Marine
    • Date: 1702
  • Map
    Carte particulière du cours du fleuve St. Louis depuis le vil... Shows the Mississippi River in the vicinity of New Orleans from Colapissas to English Turn, lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, location of Native American settlements, fortifications, and natural features. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Copy annotated in pencil: No 5 and 84482-06. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes wind rose. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 915
    • Contributor: Saucier, F.
    • Date: 1749
  • Map
    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
  • Map
    Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se de...
    Carte de la riviere Longue ; Carte que les Gnacsitares | Riviere Longue
    Map 1 covers area of Minnesota River, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River south to Saint Louis. Map 2 covers the area west of the Minnesota River. Both maps drawn within same neat lines, divided by parallel dashed lines with caption "Separation des ces deux cartes." Appears in author's Mémoires de l'Amérique septentrionale, v. 2, of his Nouveaux voyages, La Haye, 1703. Described ...
    • Contributor: Lahontan
    • Date: 1703
  • Map
    [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
  • Map
    [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
  • 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
  • Map
    Mapa, que comprende la Frontera, de los Dominios del Rey, en ... Pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 91 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Urrutia, José De - Fora, Nicolas De La
    • Date: 1769
  • Article
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Article
    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 ...