Collection Items

  • 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
    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
  • 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 ...