“LOUISIANA” New York: J. H. Colton, c. 1855. Engraved map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 12 ¾ x 15 ½’’)
This detailed historical map depicts Louisiana with the parishes named and in contrasting colors. Topographical features are shown with major wagon routes, railroad routes, and water routes identified.
Also located are major towns & cities, canals, ferries, and the “Settings Saw Mill” (Calcasieu Parish). This map, produced before many of today's parishes were formed, provides an exceptionally detailed view of the state, as it existed prior to the Civil War!