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Louisiana Map Collection

The Louisiana Room collection includes over 25,000 state and local maps, both current and historical. These are housed in map cases and arranged thematically. The majority of these maps are not listed in the Library’s online catalog; however, this Guide will help identify the holdings in the collection.


Drawer 1 Geophysical Maps
    Geological Maps
    Soil and Forestry Maps
    U.S. Geological Survey. Water-Resources Investigations Reports
    U.S. Geological Survey. Scientific Investigations Reports
Drawer 2 Historical Maps
    New World and North America
Drawer 3 Historical Maps
    Mississippi Valley and Colonial Louisiana
    United States
    U.S. Constitution Sesquicentennial Maps
Drawer 4 Louisiana State Maps, to 1900
Drawer 5 Louisiana State Maps, 1900 to present
Drawer 6 Louisiana City Maps (excluding Lafayette)
Drawer 7 Lafayette City Maps
Drawer 8 Parish, Township and Ward Maps
  Attakapas Historical Society Land Grant Maps
  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photomosaic Maps
Drawer 9 Military Maps
  Economic Maps
  Political Maps
  Cultural Maps
  Post Route Maps
  L.S.U. Dept. of Geography and Anthropology. Louisiana Maps Series
Drawer 10 Pictorial and Tourist Maps
  Fishing Maps
  Wildlife Management Areas
Drawer 11 Acadia (Canada)
Drawer 12 Topographic Maps of Canada
Drawer 13 19th and Early 20th Century Coastal Navigation Maps
Drawer 14 Photomosaic Maps, U.S.D.A. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
Drawer 15 Environmental Maps
    U.S. Minerals Management Service. Environmental Maps of the Gulf Coast Region
    U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Western and Central Gulf of Mexico Maps
    U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Outer Continental Shelf, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean Maps
Drawer 16 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. U.S. Gulf Coast: Mississippi-Louisiana-Texas Aeronautical Charts
Drawer 17 U.S.G.S. Topographic Maps, 1:62,500
    index map available in Reading Room
Drawers 17-18 U.S.G.S. Topographic Maps, 1:24,000
    index map available in Reading Room
Drawer 20 Transportation
  1927 Mississippi River Flood
Drawer 21 Parish Highway Maps, 18"x25", 1961-1965
Drawer 22 Parish Highway Maps, 18"x25", 1999-present
Drawers 23-25 Parish Highway Maps, 26"x48", 1955-1964
Drawers 26-30 1980 U.S. Census Maps for Louisiana
Drawers 31-36 Atlases
    cataloged; arranged by call number
Drawers 37-39 U.S.G.S. Topographic Maps, 1:62,500; superceded
Drawer 40 U.S.G.S. Topographic Maps, 1:250,000
Drawers 41-45 U.S.G.S. Topographic Maps, 1:24,000; superceded
Drawers 46-49 Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region Habitat Maps, 1:24,000
    Louisiana Gulf Coast
Drawer 50 Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region Habitat Maps, 1:24,000
    Mississippi Gulf Coast