Collection Cities and Towns

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  • About this Collection - Cities and Towns - Collections

    This category includes maps that depict individual buildings to panoramic views of large urban areas. These maps record the evolution of cities illustrating the development and nature of economic activities, educational and religious facilities, parks, street patterns and widths, and transportation systems.

  • A map of the improved part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America : begun by Wil. Penn, Proprietary & Governour thereof anno 1681 /

    Shows rural landholders' names, lot lines, and proprietary manors. Map content (as of 1687) does not differ from earlier eds. Title from upper border. Statement of dedication at upper left:To the worthey William Penn Esq., Proprietor of Pennsilvania in America, this map is humbly dedicated by Iohn Thornton & Robert Greene. Hand col. in pink watercolor to emphasize the map border; the map content ...

    • Contributor: Holme, Thomas - Lamb, Francis - Greene, Robert - Thornton, John - Pennsylvania. Surveyor General
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1687
  • Bushū Toshima-gun Edo-shō zu.

    Scale ca. 1:7,500. On cover, annotated in black ink: Edo ōezu. Title on label on cover: Kanʾei Edo kozu. Wood block print. Reprint of 1630 or 1631 map. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Cadastral map showing land ownership in central Tokyo. Includes distance chart. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1682