A view of New Orleans taken from the plantation of Marigny
New Orleans port scene looking up the Mississippi River across Marigny and the Vieux Carre; Marigny plantation garden and sawmill with stacked lumber in the foreground, with people walking along the streets and animals grazing; many ships docked at the levee and buildings including the spires of St. Louis Cathedral visible in background; across the cloudy sky is an eagle with a banner reading, "Under My Wings Every Thing Prospers." American flag flying from one structure probably in honor of the just-completed Louisiana Purchase. This illustration is considered the first art depicting the city of New Orleans.
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