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Braun New Orleans Fire Insurance Atlases Collection

Identifier: SEAA-123

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three fire insurance atlases for the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, compiled by surveyor-architect John F. Braun and engraved and printed by H.N. Wehrmann of New Orleans. One atlas, dated 1877, covers the third district of the city. The other two, dated 1874 and 1877, cover the fourth district. Atlases show blocks in districts and include buildings, which are color coded to indicate the materials of which they are constructed. Symbols and handwritten notes provide additional information.


  • Creation: 1874-1877

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


5.76 Linear Feet (3 volumes)

Language of Materials



Collection includes three volumes arranged by year and district.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Atlases have been in the collections of Howard-Tilton Library, Tulane University 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