Collection Discovery and Exploration

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  • About this Collection - Discovery and Exploration - Collections

    About this Collection - Discovery and Exploration - Collections

    This category documents the discovery and exploration with both manuscripts and published maps. Many of these maps reflect the European Age of Discoveries, dating from the late 15th century to the 17th century when Europeans were concerned primarily with determining the outline of the continents as they explored and mapped the coastal areas and the major waterways. Also included are 18th and 19th century ...

  • How to View Maps - Discovery and Exploration - Collections

    How to View Maps - Discovery and Exploration - Collections

    Maps and other large images are presented as GIF or JPEG files and require no special viewers, unless you choose to download and view maps offline. For off-line viewing, you can download a possible four formats: GIF Format thumbnail JPEG format JPEG2000 format TIFF format You may require special software to view the downloaded JPEG2000 format. The following are some of the programs that ...

  • The 1562 Map of America - Discovery and Exploration - Collections

    The 1562 Map of America - Discovery and Exploration - Collect...

    Created by Diego Gutiérrez The late fifteenth-century landfall by Christopher Columbus on the island of Guanahani, in the Bahamas, forced open the gates to a whole new world for the Spanish and other European explorers. America, as it came to be called, became the destination for numerous expeditions and adventures from 1492 onward. Through papal bulls in 1493 and the famous Treaty of Tordesillas ...

  • Rights & Access - Discovery and Exploration - Collections

    Rights & Access - Discovery and Exploration - Collections

    The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of ...