This map of the united states highlights in red the territory included in the louisiana purchase. The transfer would be recognized in st.
Louis in upper louisiana on march 10 1804 known as three flags day.
Map of north america before louisiana purchase. The purchase was completed on april 30 1803. In return for fifteen million dollars or approximately eighteen dollars per square mile the united states nominally acquired a total of 828 000 sq mi 2 140 000 km 2. Bought from france in 1803 the 820 000 square miles would eventually be split among the 16 states whose borders are outlined in black.
Date event change map december 20 1803 the united states purchased louisiana from france this is the date of the formal turnover in new orleans. The map was created for the centennial of the louisiana purchase in 1903. Province ceded by france 30 apr.
Issued in august 1804 this is the first published map to show the entire louisiana purchase as part of the united states a note on abraham bradley s june 2 1804 map of the united states makes it the first to mention the cession but that map shows only a small portion of the louisiana territory just west of the mississippi river it is also mentioned in a table at lower right listing the possessions of the united states great britain and spain. Vente de la louisiane sale of louisiana was the acquisition of the territory of louisiana by the united states from france in 1803. The acquisition expanded the united states to the whole of the mississippi river basin but.
The louisiana purchase french. In 1800 when the armies of french ruler napoleon bonaparte moved across europe pressuring spain into a corner the territory of louisiana new orleans and a huge slice of land controlled by spain in the now central united states an estimated 827 987 sq miles in size was ceded back to france by spain via the treaty of san ildefonso.