Old Birds Eye Map of New Orleans in 1851 - French Quarter, CBD, Treme, Mississippi River, St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square
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There's an intense level of detail in this map. Please zoom into the images and lose yourself for a while - you might be surprised at what you can find!
The map looks at the city from a point south/south east of the urban core of New Orleans, with the Mississippi river, French Quarter/Vieux Carre, Business District and Maringy in the foreground. Lake Pontchartrain is in the background. You can see parts of Tremé, Tulane-Gravier, Bayou St John and Mid City - but beyond that, much of New Orleans hasn't been built yet!
St Louis Cathedral dominates the waterfront, standing out above all other buildings rather dramatically. Jackson Square sits tidily in front of the cathedral.
Over the river in the bottom right corner you can see the region of McDonough and the massive Marine Hospital.
Even though this map is more than 150 years old, you should still be able to identify many landmarks, churches and other residences.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (30x40cm), 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 inches (45x60cm), but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 140 inches (350cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas or housewarming gift for someone from New Orleans or who has the Big Easy in their heart.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.