New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
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April 4, 1812 The territory of Orleans became the 18th state


Jacques Tanesse 1812 Map of New

Facsimile of the Jacques Tanesse map of 1812, copied by Jules Allou
D'Hemecourt in the 1870s

Original map: Watercolor and ink, 1812 /1870

Founded in 1718 and laid out in 1722, New Orleans was growing rapidly in
1812, when it became capital of the newly admitted state of Louisiana. The
Tanesse map of 1812 shows the city's major landmarks and a projected (later
abandoned) canal on Canal Street.

Reproduced actual size in full color. 22 1/2" x 28 1/2"