In honor of this world-wide Piratical Celebration, here's a little image from one of my very most favorite architect/pirates, a detail from the historically important map of the Mississippi river delta and adjacent coastline drawn by Barthelemy Lafon in 1805:
Excerpt of Lafon's map: CARTE Ge’ne’rale du TERRITOIRE D’ORLE’ANS
in the public domain
And here's a great website, Big Map Blog, where you can see the whole map and zoom in on it and everything.
Set sail for Barrataria me hearties!