Friday, December 18, 2009

Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF)

The French National Library Image Bank includes historic maps of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Enter "Nouvelle Orleans" in the search box. Shown above, is a detail of a 1731 map of the city by Lherbourg. Enter "Mississippi" to see representations of early forts and coastal maps. The BnF image bank also contains American building plans, including one for the Custom House and Post Office, Plattsburgh, New York (1856).

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