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Robinson New Orleans Fire Insurance Atlas Collection

Identifier: SEAA-124

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one fire insurance atlas for the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, which covers the entire city at the time of 1883 and illustrates blocks with buildings of individual properties. Buildings are color coded to indicate which materials were used in their construction. Notes and symbols provide additional information. Atlas was drawn on a fairly small scale, resulting in a sacrifice of detail. Information in the Robinson is not always current to 1883. It was published as Atlas of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana. New York: E. Robinson, 1883. The atlas was based on surveys by John F. Braun, New Orleans surveyor and architect, compiled by civil engineers E. Robinson and R.H. Pidgeon. Engraving was done by A.H. Mueller of Philadelphia.


  • Creation: 1883

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


4.31 Linear Feet (2 volumes (1 original, 1 copy))

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Collection is one map in one volume.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Atlas has been in the collections of Howard-Tilton Library, Tulane University since the early 20th century.

Related Materials

This atlas was based upon John F. Braun's atlases, which were made in 1874 and 1877. Both volumes can be found in the Braun Fire Insurance Atlases Collection (SEAA-123).

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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