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  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • [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
  • [Mississippi river, with Ohio, Rock, Iowa River de Moins, Missouri, White, and Arkansas rivers, and part of the Red River].

    Title devised by cataloger. Pen-and-ink, mounted on cloth. Includes 7 "Indian boundary lines." In lower left corner in pencil: 91. On verso: Transferred from Interior Department, Office of Indian Affairs. Jan. 7, 1925. In lower right corner on verso: St. no. 5811-3. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1804
  • 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
  • [Rough sketch showing the Mississippi River from its junction with the Ohio to a little below Memphis].

    Title devised by cataloger. Pen-and-ink sketch with numerous notations on the east bank of the Mississippi. "Wolf Isld." and "Big Island" are named. Condition imperfect: Foxed, torn and missing small internal sections at fold lines, fragile (cut in center), mounted on cloth backing. Illegible writing on verso of map covered by cloth backing with cut to form a flap: Record of .... .... (illegible) ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • 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 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
  • [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
  • 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. - United States. Forest Service. Northern Region
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1990
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Mississippi /

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows trees, animals, and names of the Indian nations. Pen-and-ink and watercolor; detached from paper and mounted on cloth backing. "This is the copy of a sketch of the Mississippi River and country, contained in a manuscript map ... has the following title Carte génerale de la France septentrionale, contenant dans la dʹecouverte du pays des Ilinois ... made by the ...

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis - Joliet, Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1682
  • 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 in 1937 in exchange with Godfrey F. Eyler. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, discolored, and torn on fold lines. Inscribed in ink on verso: General Land Office, June 22, 1820. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1819
  • 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 some sections are detached from the whole. Damage to the map in the area of northern Ohio has obscured place names. Vault Acquisitions control no. 93-12

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • 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 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 including Louisiana.

    Engraved by James D. Stout. Wheat, C.I. Mapping the transmississippi West, v. 2, 326 Phillips. Maps of America p. 879 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Darby, William - Stout, James D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the tracks of His Majesty's sloop Discovery and armed tender Chatham /

    Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. In upper right corner: 5. Insets: Entrance of Columbia River -- Gray's Harbour -- Port Discovery. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Vancouver, George - Baker, Joseph - Warner, John - Edwards, James - Robinson, G. G. (George G.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • [Map of the upper Great Plains and Rocky Mountains region] /

    Shows territories of various North American Indian tribes. Relief shown by hachures. Title devised by cataloger. Pen-and-ink and colored ink. Wheat, C.I. Mapping the transmississippi West, 709 Cohen, Paul E. Mapping the West, p. 160-1 Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July 24-Nov. 29, 2003. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Contributor: De Smet, Pierre Jean
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851