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  • 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
  • [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
  • 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. 3797. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, with staining and foxing. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • [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
  • This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact observations

    Scale ca. 1:15,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers, Baron of Evesham in ye county of Worcester, President of Her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council &c." Insets: A view of a stage & also of ye manner of fishing for, curing & drying cod at New Found Land.--St. John's harbour.--Boston harbour.--New York &c.--[Charleston region, S.C.]--Port Royal harbour.--The bay ...

    • Contributor: Moll, Herman - Lens, Bernard - Vertue, George - Bowles, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1715
  • 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 - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • 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 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
  • 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 the territory of the United States from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean; ordered by Jeff'n Davis, Secretary of War to accompany the reports of the explorations for a railroad ...

    Scale 1:3,000,000. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. LC copy annotated in color to show Indian reservations and military departments, and colored flags to show military establishments. Two copies. Copy 1 has brown flags and is sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Copy 2 has red and brown flags. Incorporates note and surveys added after Jan. 8, 1858. Shows Indian tribal locations, military ...

    • Contributor: Warren, G. K. (Gouverneur Kemble) - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department - Warren, G. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • 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. (Johann Georg) - Pond, Peter - 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. 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 - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • 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. First 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, with stains and holes at section edges. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1823
  • Map of the Oregon Territory /

    Relief shown by hachures. Mounted on cloth. Some acid offset on map. Inset: Columbia River, reduced from a survey / made by the U.S. Ex. Ex., 1841. Scale ca. 1:700,000. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July 24-Nov. ...

    • Contributor: Wilkes, Charles - Young, J. H. (James Hamilton) - Sherman & Smith
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1844
  • 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. 1:4,400,000. Relief shown by hachures. Meridian: London and Washington. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel - Clark, William - Longman (Firm) - Neele & Son
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1804
  • General Map showing the Explorations and Surveys of the Expedition, 1907-09.

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

    • Contributor: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1909
  • Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mountains, exhibiting the various trading depots or forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company, connected with the western and ...

    Scale ca. 1:1,000,000. Relief shown by hachures. Label pasted on, signed in black ink: Wash: Hood Capt. Topl. Engrs. LC copy annotated in pencil with extensive notes and revisions. "S. Doc. no. 470, 25 Con. 2 s." Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Another issue includes the lines denoting coastal and interior waters not shown ...

    • Contributor: Hood, Washington - Abert, John James - Stansbury, M. H. - Hudson's Bay Company - United States. Congress. Senate - United States. Topographical Bureau
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1838
  • A new map of North America, from the latest discoveries 1778.

    Scale ca. 1:15,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Carver, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg.

    "Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map and Printseller..." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Report upon United States Geographical surveys west of the one hundredth meridian /

    A. A. Humphreys, chief of engineers until June 1879. Succeeded by H. G. Wright. Date of publication for vol. 2. Astronomy and barometric hypsometry: 1877 (t.p.) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Form AACR2: ga10 2004-03-02

    • Contributor: Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.) - Wheeler, George M. (George Montague) - Humphreys, A. A. (Andrew Atkinson) - Wright, Horatio Gouverneur
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1889

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  • The United States.

    Arkansas Museum #11510 #3. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Strong, Ezra Baldwin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1837
  • 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. Fourth state. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of the West Indies. Acquired by transfer from the U.S. State Department. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, with some foxing, and torn along fold lines. Annotated in ink on verso: James Monroe Esq., from his friend, ...

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck - Monroe, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816