Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

1763 Map of North America

An Accurate Map of North American Describing and Distinguishing the British, Spanish and French Dominions on this Great Continent: According to the Definitive Treaty Conducted at Paris 10th February 1763 - Map - 1763 map of N

In this 1763 map of North America, cartographer Emanuel D. Bowen distinguishes the British, Spanish, and French dominions. ZoomifyView »

1815 Map of New Orleans

Battle of New Orleans - Map - 1815

This map, drawn a few weeks after the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, identifies the placement of American and British encampments on plantations along the Mississippi River and delineates all the other waterways important to the battle. The map was drawn by Maunsel White, an Irish immigrant who helped defend the city under Gen. Andrew Jackson's command. ZoomifyView »

Plan of the Cabildo

Cabildo - Architectural rendering - Plan of the Cabildo

A floor plan for the Cabildo created in 1749. The original title reads " Plan du rez de chaussée, du corps de logis double, de l'intendance de la Nlle Orléans, pour estre construit en maçonnerie de briques, entre cour et jardin--juin 1749." ZoomifyView »

Carte de la Louisiane ou des voyages du Sr. De La Salle

Carte de la Louisiane ou des voyages du Sr. De La Salle - Map - 1684

The title of this 1684 map translates as “Map of Louisiana, or the Voyages of the Sieur de La Salle.” Although La Salle successfully explored the Mississippi River from the Illinois River to the Gulf of Mexico, the map mistakenly places the mouth of the Mississippi in present-day Texas. ZoomifyView »

Plan of Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson - Map - Plan of Fort Jackson, 1862

Between April 18th and 24th, 1862, the U.S. Mortar Flotilla and Gunboats fired on Fort Jackson. This map illustrates the damage they caused. ZoomifyView »

Reconnoissance of the Mississippi River below Forts Jackson and St. Philip

Fort Jackson - Map - Reconnoissance of the Mississippi River below Forts Jackson and St. Philip

A map illustrating the Union's knowledge of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip. This information may have helped Union Commander David Dixon Porter develop a plan to capture the Confederate forts. ZoomifyView »

An 1861 bird's eye view of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and part of Florida

Gulf Coast - Map - Color birds-eye view of the Gulf Coast c.1861

This map provides a bird's eye view of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and part of Florida c. 1861. ZoomifyView »

Plan showing the boundaries of the great conflagration of New Orleans on the 21st of March 1788

New Orleans Fire of 1788 - Map - Plan showing the boundaries of the great conflagration of New Orleans on the 21st of March 1788

An illustrated map showing the boundaries of the great conflagration of New Orleans on the 21st of March 1788. Settled parts of the town are illustrated with darker shading. This map also indicates where fire started and which buildings escaped the fire. ZoomifyView »

 Map of the Washita river in Louisiana from the Hot Springs to the confluence of the Red River with the Mississippi

Ouachita River - Map

This map was created in 1804, the same year that President Thomas Jefferson requested that Dr. Thomas Hunter and William Dunbar lead an exploration and documentation on the lower regions of the Louisiana Territory. ZoomifyView »

Map of the Red River Campaign

Red River Campaign - Map - 1864 map of the Red River Campaign by Richard M. Venable

This 1864 map, created by cartographer Richard M. Venable, shows important locations in the Red River campaign. It includes Camp Worth near Logansport and the battle sites between Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. ZoomifyView »

“Scott's Great Snake”

Scott's Great Snake - Map - Civil War map of the Anaconda Plan c.1861

This map illustrates Union General Winfield Scott's “Anaconda” plan to strangle the Confederacy economically. ZoomifyView »

James P. Taliaferro

Taliaferro, James P.

James Taliaferro strongly opposed secession during the 1861 secession convention. After the war, he was appointed Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. View »

The Mississippi

The Mississippi - Map - by Jean Baptiste Louis Franquelin

Created by Jean Baptiste Louis Franquelin ca. 1682, this map is one of the earliest—if not the first—French maps of the Mississippi River. ZoomifyView »