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  • [North America from the Mississippi River to the Pacific, between the 35th and 60th parallers of latitude].

    Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. See also: Geographical review, vol. 1, p. 330, May 1916. LC Annual report, 1925, p. 86. See also: Wheat. Mapping the transmississippi West, no. 243. Vault

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 179?
  • Boundary between the United States & Mexico agreed upon by the Joint Commission under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo : surveyed in 1852-53 under the direction of Bvt. Major W.H. Emory, Corps ...

    "Published by authority of honble. Robert McClelland, Secretary of the Interior." "Drawn by F. Herbst & Thos. Jekyll." "Engr. by Selmar Siebert. Lettering by F. Courtenay." Some sheets annotated. Multiple editions of some sheets. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Exhibited: Rivers, Edens, Empires : Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America, Library of Congress, 2003.

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. Third state. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of the West Indies. Acquired on exchange, in 1937 from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. LC copy quartered and mounted on cloth backing, with a repaired tear through the title area. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. Second state. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of the West Indies. LC copy of eastern half of map only, halfed and mounted on cloth backing. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

    Scale 1:3,000,000. Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Annotated on verso in black ink: California & Oregon 1848. Millard Fillmore. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of the Continental Divide. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes and "Profile of the travelling route from the South ...

    • Contributor: Frémont, John Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • Route and Surveys of the Southern Journey Party, 1908-09.

    From Geographical Journal, 1909. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Marshall, Eric
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1909
  • Lewis and Clark, a legacy of science.

    Shows facsimile of Lewis and Clark exploration map and contemporary physical map of approximately the same geographic coverage. Relief shown by hachures on facsimile map. Relief shown by shading and gradient tints on contemporary physical map. "The original Lewis and Clark map has been digitally enhanced and prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey. Reproduced from the original held in the Library of Congress, Geography ...

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 2003
  • La Floride /

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coastline from Secotan in Virginia to Planuco in Mexico; the interior is shown to 40 degrees of latitude north and includes lakes and rivers in the region. Prime meridian: [Ferro]. Appears to be no. [3] detached from: L'Amériqve en plvsievrs cartes novvelles, et exactes, &c., ... Paris, [1667?] -P.L. Phillips, A list of geographical atlases in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1657
  • [Rasquño de las provincias de la Nuevo Mexico /

    Black and white photograph of manuscript map in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain. Shows the travel of Juan de Oñate through northern Mexico, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas between 1598 and 1602. Title from verso of original. Unpublished facsimile. Original version: 1602? 1 ms. map. Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain. Simancas. Descubrimientos. Nuevo Mexico. Descubrimientos, descripciones y poblaciones del Nuevo ...

    • Contributor: Martínez, Enrico
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1906
  • 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
  • [Bend of the Missouri River].

    Pen-and-ink. Annotated in pencil: Bend of the Missouri, Long. 101 25ʺ-Lat. 47 32ʺ by Mr. Thomson, astronmer to the N.W. Company in 1798. On verso: A sketch of the north bend of the Missourie River. Gives number of warriors, houses and tents of six Mandan and Pawnee Indian villages in the vicinity of the junction of the Missouri and Knife Rivers. Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • [Map of the United States and Canada].

    Shows only southeastern and southwestern portions of Canada. Relief shown by hachures. Title from published version. Published version: Harper's cereographic map of the United States and Canada. New York : Harper & Brothers, 1847. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Pen-and-ink, colored ink, and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes indicating distribution of Native American populations, ...

    • Contributor: Breese, Samuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1847
  • Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele France faict selon son vray méridien : avec la déclinaison de la ment de plussieurs endrois selon que le sieur de Castes le ...

    Shows coast of North America from western Nova Scotia to Cape Cod. Relief shown pictorially. Gift; Henry Harrisse; 1910. Pen-and-ink with green wash. Vellum chart collection, no. 15. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 15 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes table of longitude calculations in upper right corner, title cartouche, and decorative scale not specifying measurement. ...

    • Contributor: Champlain, Samuel De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1607
  • Map of the Mississippi River from its source to the mouth of the Missouri.

    Scale ca. 1:170,000. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 100; 651/1; 700/1; 700/3

    • Contributor: King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1811
  • The coast of Florida from the Dry Tortugas to the old Cape /

    Manuscript, pen-and-ink, on vellum. Oriented with north to the bottom. Includes numbered index and navigational and descriptive notes. Notes on watering places and glossary on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1624 LC Luso-Hispanic World, 867 Vault AACR2: 650/1; 650/2; 651/3

    • Contributor: Braddock, David Cutler
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1756
  • A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793.

    "... Published 15 Oct. 1801 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Mackenzie, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1801
  • A map of Lewis and Clark's track, across the western portion of North America from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean : by order of the executive of the United States in ...

    Scale ca. 1:4,300,000. Relief shown by hachures. Meridian: London and Washington. From Lewis, Meriwether, History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, 1814. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • A map of part of the continent of North America : between the 35th and 51st degrees of north latitude, and extending from 890 degrees of west longitude to the Pacific Ocean ...

    Relief shown by shading. Covers western North America, from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean, including southern Canada and northern Mexico. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Note from map folder: Map was copied from a sketch by William Clark, not one by Meriwether Lewis as indicated in the title. Copy ...

    • Contributor: Clark, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1805
  • A draught of the Missisippi [sic] River from Balise up to Fort Chartres.

    Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Pittman, Philip
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • A new map of North America : from latest discoveries, 1778 /

    Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carver, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • Lewis and Clark in the Rocky Mountains /

    Relief shown by spot heights. Panel title: Lewis and Clark in the Rocky Mountains : the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail commemorates one of our nation's grandest journeys of exploration. "This detailed map/brochure provides an historically accurate account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the Rocky Mountains of western Montana and east-central Idaho." Includes inset of the complete trail and list of ...

    • Contributor: Saindon, Robert A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1990
  • A new map of Virginia, Mary-Land, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

    Relief shown pictorially. Watermarks: AB; [fleur-de-lis]. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copies imperfect: Fold-lined, torn at fold line, mounted on cloth backing. Statement of dedication at foot of title: Most humbly inscrib'd to the Right Hon. the Earl of Orkney &ct., Knight of ye most Noble and Anciet [sic] Order of ye Thistle. Includes embellished ...

    • Contributor: Senex, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1719
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. Third state. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of the West Indies. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, and torn along fold lines. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ : nec non partis Virginiæ tabula multis in locis emendata /

    Stokes, Iconography, p. 147 (vol. 1), lists dates as 1651-55. See Map collectors circle, #24. Phillips, 465 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes view "Nieuw Amsterdam op t eylant Manhattans." Vault

    • Contributor: Visscher, Nicolaes
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 169?
  • Hudson's Bay's country /

    Also covers northern United States. Relief shown pictorially. Copy of a manuscript map from the the Archives of the Hudson's Bay Company. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850