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  • Texas /

    Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Washington, Greenwich, Paris, and Ferro. In upper left corner: Myer's Handatlas. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • A new map of Texas, Oregon and California.

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

    • Contributor: Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus) - Mitchell, S. Augustus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • Map of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and their tributaries: explored by Capt. W.F. Raynolds, Topl. Engrs. and 1st. Lieut. H. E. Maynadier, 10th. Infy. Assistant. 1859-60 /

    Relief shown by hachures. From Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of February 13, 1866, the report of Brevet Brigadier General W.F. Raynolds, on the exploration of the Yellowstone and the country drained by that river. July 19, 1867. -- Read; ordered to lie on the table. Motion to print referred to the Committee on ...

    • Contributor: United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. Sixth 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. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • The upper Mississippi and Missouri /

    Covers the northwestern United States and western Canada. Relief shown pictorially. French. Title and notes in English. Traced by J.G. Kohl from the original map: Idee topographique des huts de Mississipi et du Missouri ... / dessinèe par Mr. Soulard ancien, S. Lant de port de la marine. rle. de France et Captne. des milices de S.M.C. aux yllinois ...... "This is a copy ...

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Soulard, Anthoine - Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • 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 - Emory, William H. (William Hemsley) - McClelland, Robert - Siebert, Selmar
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Map of the territory west of the Rocky Mountains /

    Relief shown by hachures. From: The Rocky Mountains; or, scenes, incidents, and adventures in the far west; digested from the journal of Captain B. L. E. Bonneville, of the Army of the United States, and illustrated from various other sources. Wheat, C.I. Mapping of the transmississippi West, 424 Exhibition: Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Bonneville, Benjamin Louis Eulalie De - Stiles, S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1837
  • Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & north California in the years 1843-44 /

    Relief shown by hachures. State 3: Includes notes, Great Basin statement, and place name South Park below Bayou Salade; some place names differ from other states. "Published in Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon and north California in the years 1843-44. By Brevet Captain J. C. Fremont ... Printed by order of the Senate ...

    • Contributor: Frémont, John Charles - Abert, John James - Edward Weber & Co. - United States. Congress. Senate
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1844
  • Country drained by the Mississippi /

    Relief shown by hachures. Sheets contain profile diagram. From: James, Edwin. Account of an expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains. 1823. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. In: Wheat, C. I. Mapping Transmississippi West, v. 2, facing p.80.

    • Contributor: Long, Stephen Harriman - Young & Delleker
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1823
  • Nouvelle decouverte de plusieurs nations dans la Nouvelle France en l'année 1673 et 1674.

    From the Jesuit Relations, vol. 59, p. facing 86. 8 x 10 film negative available in G&M Reading Room. Part of the Missisippi River exhibit. Original version: [S.l. : s.n., 1674] Facsimile. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Joliet, Louis - Burrows Brothers Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States /

    Includes statistical figures, insets showing cotton district and British Isles. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. CW3 Acquisitions control no. 96-8 Vault

    • Contributor: Steinwehr, A. Von (Adolph) - Steinwehr, A. Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. Fifth 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. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • Carte de la Nouvelle France,

    Scale ca. 1:6,000,000. Manuscript, pencil and pen-and-ink. "Rather more than 1/4 of the whole map." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text. Index to points of interest on verso. Accompanied by manuscript text. [4] p. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Thoreau, Henry David - Champlain, Samuel De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of the Oregon Territory.

    Reprint by U.S.H.O., ca. 1871. No. 135 in lower right corner. Engraved by Geo. E. Sherman. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Wilkes, Charles - Sherman, George E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • 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. Acquired April, 1969 at the Streeter auction, Streeter catalog no. 3808. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, foxed in upper right corner, stained and torn along fold lines. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • Hudson's Bay's country after La Veranderie, about 1740.

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows lakes, rivers, fortifications, and Indian tribes in the western region of the Hudson Bay south to the northern part of Lake Superior. French. Title and accompanying text in English. Based on the original in the Dépôt de la Marine of Paris. Oriented with north toward upper right. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier De Varennes - Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. Fourth state. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of the West Indies. Acquired in April 1969 at Streeter Collection auction. LC copy in 5 parts and mounted on cloth backing. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • A map of the discoveries of Capt. Lewis & Clark from the Rockey Mountain and the River Lewis to the Cap of Disappointement or the Coloumbia River at the north Pacific Ocean ...

    Relief shown pictorially. Meridians: London and Philadelphia. Ink and watercolor, sectioned in 2 and mounted on cloth. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July 24-Nov. 29, 2003. Scanned surrogate in vault available for reference. Imperfect: Mended horizontal tear across upper west section, smaller mended tear from middle of west edge, some losses on ...

    • Contributor: Frazer, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1807
  • Map of the world with the most recent discoveries.

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault Acquisitions control no. 99-42

    • Contributor: Van Schaack, Mary
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1811
  • A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the north sea in 1789.

    "... 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 the United States and part of Louisiana.

    From: A New system of modern geography, B. Davies, 1805. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Davies, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1805
  • Hydrographical basin of the upper Mississippi River from astronomical and barometrical observations, surveys, and information.

    Scale 1:1,200,000. Relief shown by hachures. "Mountains engraved by E. F. Woodward, Phila." "Reduced and compiled under the direction of Col. J. J. Abert in the Bureau of the Corps of Topl. Engrs. by Lieut. W. H. Emory from the map published in 1842 and from other authorities in 1843. W. J. Stone, Sc." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas) - Frémont, John Charles - Stone, William James - Nicollet, J. N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1843
  • An Indian map of the Upper-Missouri, 1801.

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. English. Some place names in Blackfoot. Copied from a map in the London archives of the Hudson Bay Company. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes. Map and two sections of notes mounted on paper mounted on cloth. Vault

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

    Scale 1:3,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of the Continental Divide. Includes notes and "Profile of the travelling route from the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains to the Bay of San Francisco." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies AACR2: 100; 651/1; 710/2; 710/3

    • Contributor: Frémont, John Charles - Preuss, Charles - Edward Weber & Co. - United States. Congress. Senate
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • Charte von den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America nebst Louisiana : nach Murdochischer projection entworfen nach den neuesten astronomischen ortsbestimmungen /

    Relief shown in hachures. Covers the area east of the Red River from Lake Superior to Gulf of Mexico to New Brunswick. Prime meridian: Ferro. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Minimal level cataloging record. Vault

    • Contributor: Güssefeld, F. L. (Franz Ludwig) - Güssefeld, F. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1805