Collection Items

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
  • 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 ...