Project

Title
Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase  
Geographic Area
North America  
Organization
Library of Congress  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/maps/lapurchase/  
Status
Complete  
Publisher
Various  
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
MARC  
Num Items
119  
Scale
varies  
Years
1701 - 1823
Description
The Louisiana Purchase is a landmark event in American history, one that had a lasting impact not only on the size of the United States, but also on its economic, cultural, and political makeup. Before President Thomas Jefferson's administration purchased the territory in 1803, parts or all of the territory had been under the control of various Native American nations. From the 16th century onwards the Spanish and later the French controlled the territory. This presentation focuses on the various documents --from maps to newspapers to cultural artifact --that help to describe the region of North America that stretched from as far east as Alabama into what is now the state of Montana. The 119 items presented here come from the various special and general collections of the Library of Congress.  

Technical Information

Download Available
Yes  
File Format (Original Scan)
TIFF  
File Format (Display)
JPEG2000  
Resolution
300 ppi  
Compression Ratio
20:1  
Image Management Software
 
Geo Referenced
Yes  
Rectified
Yes  
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Contact Information

Organization
Library of Congress  
Name
Colleen R. Cahill  
E-Mail
ccah@loc.gov  
Phone
202-707-8540