Collection Items

  • Map
    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
  • Article
    A Question of Boundaries - Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase - Digital Collections 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...