Description: Boqueta de Woiseri's “Plan” and his contemporaneous “View of New Orleans from the Plantation of Marigny” give as clear a picture of the last days of Spanish Louisiana as can be found. Improvements made during the Spanish regime, such as the subdivision of the Gravier tract, which became the Faubourg Ste. Marie, and the Carondelet Canal, which connected the city with Lake Pontchartrain via Bayou St. John, are indicated in this view. On this print, the artist marked the acquisition of New Orleans by the United States with an eagle clutching a shield and arrows.
Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection
Acquisition Details: 1958.41 i-iv
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