Map of the parishes of Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and Iberville : including parts of the parishes of St. Martins and Ascension, Louisiana
- Map of the parishes of Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and Iberville : including parts of the parishes of St. Martins and Ascension, Louisiana
Louisiana’s sugar and cotton plantations are shown in Louisiana’s sugar and cotton plantations are shown in great detail on this landownership map of Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes. The long linear properties, reflecting the original French and Spanish settlement of the area, line the meanders of the Mississippi River. By 1860, Louisiana had roughly 1,300 sugar plantations, with the properties delineated on this map accounting for nearly 25 % of the state’s sugar production. Because of superior agricultural and manufacturing capabilities, Louisiana had an edge over Caribbean competitors and controlled nearly 60% of the U. S. market. Sugar production, like textile manufacturing, required large amounts of capital investment. Louisiana was at the northern edge of sugar-growing latitudes, and variable weather affected yearly production. As a result, many partnerships were established to spread risk, as suggested by multiple landowners’ names on the map.
- Powell, Andrew J.
- McColloh, William J.
- Bradford, Robert H.
- Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith
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Accurately compiled from latest and most authentic United States surveys ... 1859
- Private Collection
- Collection (local):
Pointe Coupée Parish (La.)--Maps
West Baton Rouge Parish (La.)--Maps
Iberville Parish (La.)--Maps
LouisianaPointe Coupee (county)
LouisianaWest Baton Rouge (county)
- 1 map : col. ; 188 x 138 cm.
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Andrew J. Powell and Robert H. Bradford
Map showing plantation lands and land owners along the Mississippi River in northern Louisiana.
Inset: Faubourg Laboucanne.
"Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1858 by Andrew J. Powell & Robert H. Bradford, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of the state of Louisiana."
Lith. of Sarony, Major & Knopp.
Includes certification of the Surveyor General of Louisiana in facsimile and explanatory notes.
Location of original: Private collection.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
Exhibited: "Crossing Boundaries: Art // Maps" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018-2019.