Collection Items

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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 ...