Collection Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase
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MapCarte de la rivière de Mississipi : sur les mémoires de Mr. Le Sueur qui en a pris avec la boussole tous les tours et detours depuis la mer jusqu'à la rivière ... 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
ArticleLouisiana as a French Colony - Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase - Digital Collections 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 ...
ArticleThe Cartographic Setting - Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase - Digital Collections 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 ...