Collection Items

  • Map
    Plan of the city and suburbs of New Orleans : from an actual ... Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward upper right. Includes ill. of buildings, with name and date of construction for each. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Tanesse, I. - Rollinson, William - Del Vecchio, Charles - Maspero, P.
    • Date: 1815
  • Article
    The Louisiana Purchase - Louisiana: European Explorations and... Napoleonic France Acquires Louisiana On October 1, 1800, within 24 hours of signing a peace settlement with the United States, First Consul of the Republic of France Napoleon Bonaparte, acquired Louisiana from Spain by the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso. To the distress of the United States, Napoleon held title to the Mississippi River and the port of New Orleans. Napoleon I, Emperor of ...