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Langermann and Celles Fire Insurance Atlases Collection

Identifier: SEAA-122

Scope and Contents

This collection includes seven fire insurance atlases that cover the 1st through 6th districts of New Orleans, Louisiana. One undated volume of the 6th district has the name of civil engineer J.A. Celles. Another volume, dated 1873, has the name of New Orleans surveyor Auguste B. Langermann. The other volumes, all unsigned and undated, are similar in presentation to the Langermann volume, and are presumed to be by him. Atlases show blocks in districts and boundaries of properties. Some also show front portions of buildings on properties; rear portions are generally not shown. Buildings are color coded to indicate the materials of which they are constructed. Some atlases have notations indicating owners and values of properties.


  • 1873; Undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at


10.70 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Collection includes seven volumes arranged by title, year, and district.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Atlases have been in the collections of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library since the early 20th century.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US