• [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Mexico to northern Chile].

    Spanish? Title supplied by cataloger. Pen-and-ink; black, brown, green, and red. Trimmed to a rough rectangle. Matted and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Imperfect: Some tears on edge and several holes. Vault

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1500
  • [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas].

    Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Does not cover Black Sea. Title devised by cataloguer. Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys). Contains 11 compass roses in a circle centered on Sicily, 2 additional roses in Iberia, and rhumb lines connecting all roses and some central points without roses. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (brown) and dark watercolors. LC Nautical charts on ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1550
  • Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio /

    Covers North and South America with the adjacent seas. Relief shown pictorially. From the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress, no. 1303. Originally printed on 6 sheets. Described in Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, v. 6, no. 3 (May 1949), p. 18-20. Includes texts in cartouche, statements of dedication, coats-of-arms, ill. of allegorical figure "Victoria", and ill. of sailing ships at sea and ...

    • Contributor: Gutiérrez, Diego
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1562
  • La herdike enterprinse faict par le Signeur Draeck D'Avoir cirquit toute la Terre /

    Includes two inset maps and a portrait of Francis Drake. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 48 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus.

    • Contributor: Sype, Nicola Van
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1581
  • Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii alioru[m]que lustrationes.

    Relief shown pictorially. First document known to name America. Red ink grid on 2 sheets. Text applied over blank areas on 2 sheets. Manuscript annotations in the margin of 1 sheet. All sheets bear a watermark of a triple pointed crown. Two stamps on verso of upper left hand sheet: Fürstl. Waldburg Wolfegg'sches Kupferstichkabinett -- Furstl. Waldbg. Wolf. Bibliothek. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis ...

    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1507
  • Peruuiae avriferæ regionis typus /

    Shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes ill. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1584
  • [La Coruña. El Ferrol, Spain]

    Ink on paper. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 50b Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1589
  • [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Guatemala to northern Peru with the Galapagos Islands].

    Spanish. Title supplied by cataloger. Pen-and-ink; black, blue, green, and red. Trimmed to a rough rectangle. Matted and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 28 LC Nautical charts on vellum, 9 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Imperfect: Some tears on edge and several holes.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1565