Louisiana Purchase Map No. 4 Matted Print
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Overall dimensions: 11 X 14 inches
- Artwork dimensions: 6 1/2 X 10 inches
Showcasing the Louisiana Purchase document, this matted print makes an interesting conversation starter for those who appreciate wise investments. Great for an office space, living room, or bedroom wall, this print will add an air of classic history to the ambiance. It is matted and ready to be framed.
In this transaction with France, signed on April 30, 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million. For roughly 4 cents an acre, the United States doubled its size, expanding the nation westward. The Louisiana Purchase was the first major cession of land in a long series of expansions that span the 19th century.