New Orleans Louisiana City Streets Push Pin Map Wall Art

$39.00

Map of New Orleans

From Bourbon Street to Jackson Square, New Orleans is famous for distinct jazz music, Creole cuisine, and, most notably, Mardis Gras Celebration. Bring The Big Easy to life with our brand new New Orleans Map. The highly detailed roads, railways, trails, rivers and more will give you a fresh outlook on your favorite city. Choose between different map styles, frames, and custom titles.

About The Map:

At GeoJango, we are experts in GIS mapping and developing products of the highest quality display. Each map art print is created using open street maps, a comprehensive world-wide database of roads, streets, and other features. We design each of our five unique styles by programming thousands of layers within each map. In turn, our maps are the most accurate, high-quality and stylish on the market.

Style Options:

Our City Maps come in 5 design options: Toner, Night, Pencil, Ganymede, and Retro.

Toner - This map is our classic black and white style. It is crisp, clean, and the perfect addition to any space.

Night - This style will showcase the nightlife of your favorite city. The variation of grey tones will complement any home.

Pencil- Our etched, pencil design is a crowd favorite. The beautiful ocean pattern and neutral color palette complement any of your favorite cities.  

Ganymede - Named after Jupiter’s largest moon, this style is bound to make a statement in any spot. The muted blue and teal tones give this map a unique look that showcases the different streets, topography, and more.

Retro - This option will add the perfect pop of color to any space. The retro map view makes water features, parks, and roadways pop.

Construction: Our Framed City Maps are printed on high quality Photo Satin Paper and can be used with push pins. We mount the map on a high quality pin board using heavy machinery for a lasting bound.

Applications: Decorate your home, office, apartment, or rental home with your home city, one you’ve traveled to, or as inspiration for your next adventure.

A Great Gift for: New Orleanians, Jazz lovers, art & culture enthusiasts, and college students. This is the perfect wedding, graduation, study abroad, or holiday gift for everyone!

Optionally Personalize your map:

Make the map truly your own by creating a custom title and subtitle. Be creative and write why New Orleans is special to you.

Quality and Guarantee:

We stand behind our work and guarantee the highest level of construction and quality. Contact us if you have any problems with your map, and we will coordinate to ensure you are happy with your order.

History of the City

The history of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a rich and vibrant tapestry that weaves together indigenous cultures, European colonization, African influences, and a unique blend of traditions. From its humble beginnings as a French colony to its role as a cultural epicenter in the United States, New Orleans has a history unlike any other American city.

Indigenous Roots: Before the arrival of Europeans, the area that would become New Orleans was home to indigenous peoples, including the Houma, Choctaw, and Chitimacha tribes. These Native American communities thrived along the Mississippi River and its surrounding bayous, developing distinct cultures and trading networks.

French Colonization: In 1682, French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, claimed the Mississippi Valley for France, and New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. The city was strategically located near the mouth of the Mississippi River and quickly became a key trading post for French interests in North America. The French Quarter, with its narrow streets and historic architecture, remains a testament to this colonial period.

Spanish Rule and the Louisiana Purchase: In 1762, France ceded Louisiana to Spain as a result of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Spanish rule lasted until 1800 when, in a secret treaty, Louisiana was transferred back to France. However, in 1803, as part of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States acquired the entire territory from France, doubling the size of the young nation. New Orleans played a pivotal role in this historic transaction.

African Influence: One of the most enduring legacies of New Orleans is its vibrant African influence. The city became a major port for the transatlantic slave trade, and as a result, a significant African and African-American population developed. This rich cultural blend gave rise to unique music, cuisine, and traditions, including jazz, which is often considered the birthplace of the genre.

The War of 1812: During the War of 1812, New Orleans became a crucial battleground as American forces, led by General Andrew Jackson, successfully defended the city against a British invasion in the famous Battle of New Orleans. The victory elevated Jackson to national prominence and solidified New Orleans' status as an American city.

Antebellum Period and Plantation Economy: In the decades leading up to the Civil War, New Orleans thrived as a major port city. The city's economy was closely tied to the plantation system, with cotton being the primary cash crop. Slavery was deeply ingrained in the region, and the city was a focal point for the pro-slavery movement.

Reconstruction and Beyond: Following the Civil War, New Orleans underwent significant changes during the Reconstruction era. African Americans gained political representation, and the city began to experience racial and political tensions that would persist for generations.

20th Century and Beyond: The 20th century brought both challenges and triumphs for New Orleans. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 devastated the region, leading to the construction of levees and flood control measures. In the mid-20th century, the civil rights movement brought about significant social changes, and New Orleans played a role in this movement.

Today, New Orleans is known for its vibrant culture, including Mardi Gras celebrations, Creole and Cajun cuisines, and a lively music scene that spans jazz, blues, and zydeco. The city's resilience was tested in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck, causing widespread devastation. However, New Orleans has since rebuilt and continues to be a cultural and economic hub in the American South.

New Orleans' history is a story of diversity, creativity, and perseverance. It remains a city that proudly celebrates its unique cultural heritage and continues to captivate visitors from around the world with its distinctive charm and traditions.