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  • A map shewing the communication of the lakes and the rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America.

    A map shewing the communication of the lakes and the rivers b...

    Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: London. In upper right corner: Gent. Mag. March 1790. Pt. I, p. 197. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Pond, Peter
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790
  • Discovering the legacy of Lewis and Clark : bicentennial commemoration 2003-2006 /

    Discovering the legacy of Lewis and Clark : bicentennial comm...

    Legend includes preparation, recruitment, exploration and homecoming, Indian reservations, Louisiana Purchase boundary, and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes historical and descriptive text about the expedition and the historic trail.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 2003
  • Brasilia.

    Brasilia.

    From the author's De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en 't zuid-land..., 1671 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing.

    • Contributor: Montanus, Arnoldus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1671
  • Amérique septentrion.lle [i.e. septentrionale] : composée, corigée, et augmētée, sur les iournaux, mémoires, et observations les plus justes qui en ón'́etes.tes en l'année 1685 & 1686, par plusieurs particuliés /

    Amérique septentrion.lle [i.e. septentrionale] : composée, co...

    Covers Canada, Hudson Bay region, and eastern United States. Shows lakes, rivers, villages, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. "A Monseigneu, Monseigneur le Marquis de Seignelay, et de Lonré, baron de Seaux, conseiller du Roy en tous conseils, secretaire d'estat & des commandemens de Sa Majesté, commandeur et grand thresorier de ses ordres. Par son très-humble très-obéissant & très obligé serviteur I-Baptiste Louis ...

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1685
  • A map exhibiting all the new discoveries in the interior parts of North America /

    A map exhibiting all the new discoveries in the interior part...

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows "Rivers added east of the Rocky Mountains, 900 L. 450 Lat.," from Tooley's Printed maps of America. In lower margin: London: Published Jan. 1, 1795 by A. Arrowsmith, No. 24 Rathbone Place. Includes notes. Tooley. Printed maps of America 137 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: hole in center. ...

    • Contributor: Arrowsmith, Aaron
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1802
  • A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the north sea in 1789.

    A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the north s...

    "... 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
  • Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & north California in the years 1843-44 /

    Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the ...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • Map of the Mississippi River from its source to the mouth of the Missouri.

    Map of the Mississippi River from its source to the mouth of ...

    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
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1819
  • Country drained by the Mississippi /

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1823
  • Carte de la decouverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amerique Septentrionale /

    Carte de la decouverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amerique Septen...

    Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Marquette, Jacques
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1681
  • Venezuela, cum parte Auftrali Novae Andalausiae.

    Venezuela, cum parte Auftrali Novae Andalausiae.

    Place names in Spanish. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies; 1 copy as of 07/27/98 Vault

    • Contributor: Hondius, Hendrik
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1630
  • Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se dechargent dans le grand fleuve de Missisipi [sic] ... ; Carte que les Gnacsitares : ont dessine sur des paux de cerfs ...

    Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se de...

    Map 1 covers area of Minnesota River, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River south to Saint Louis. Map 2 covers the area west of the Minnesota River. Both maps drawn within same neat lines, divided by parallel dashed lines with caption "Separation des ces deux cartes." Appears in author's Mémoires de l'Amérique septentrionale, v. 2, of his Nouveaux voyages, La Haye, 1703. Described ...

    • Contributor: Lahontan, Louis Armand De Lom D'Arce
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1703
  • Plan général du Fort Septentrional du Detour des Anglois, tel qu'il est présentement : [Louisiana] /

    Plan général du Fort Septentrional du Detour des Anglois, tel...

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows buildings, internal facilities, and surrounding area. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth backing. Copy annotated in pencil in lower left margin: 84482. A progress report on construction of a fortification on the east bank of the Mississippi River below New Orleans. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 949 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Batz, Alexandre De.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1749
  • Routen-aufnahme der Expedition Von den Steinen von Cuyabá biz zum Rio Batovy.

    Routen-aufnahme der Expedition Von den Steinen von Cuyabá biz...

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

    • Contributor: Clauss, Otto
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • [North America from the Mississippi River to the Pacific, between the 35th and 60th parallers of latitude].

    [North America from the Mississippi River to the Pacific, bet...

    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?
  • Carte du Missouri : levee ou rectifiée dans toute son etendue /

    Carte du Missouri : levee ou rectifiée dans toute son etendue /

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

    • Contributor: Perrin Du Lac
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1802
  • A Map of the United States and part of Louisiana.

    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
  • Asiento present hordenat a payon les responsions dels pezos e mezures : delahun boch al altre de tots los presents bochs nnomenats los quals son cap e regiment de la mercadoria hordenat : [Mediterraneo e Europa] /

    Asiento present hordenat a payon les responsions dels pezos e...

    Diagrammatic map of weights and measures in use in 27 Mediterranean and European seaports. Oriented with north to the right. Each port city is represented by a vignette of a prominent local tower and the vignettes are connected by rhumb lines. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (light brown) and watercolors. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 4. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Contributor: Domenech, Arnald
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1484
  • Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

    Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

    Manuscript. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Covers New York City region. Pictorial map showing buildings and points of interest. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Described in Terrae incognitae, v. xvi, 1984. Richard W. Stephenson's The Henry Harrisse collection ... , p. 40; the third volume has binder's title "Manuscript maps of New-Netherland and Manhattan ...

    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1670
  • Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississippi ...

    Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississippi ...

    2nd State. [Blueprint is 3rd State] Colonial America. See English translation in Senex's New General Atlas, 1721, dedicated to Wm. Law. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Dummies made for North America, Mississippi River & Valley, and Louisiana. Another copy filed in Lowery Coll., no. 288. [1st State] Wheat #99. 3 Copies, (one original, one reduced photo ...

    • Contributor: L'Isle, Guillaume De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1718
  • [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Mexico to northern Chile].

    [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Mexico to northern ...

    Spanish? Title supplied by cataloger. Pen-and-ink; black, brown, green, and red. Trimmed to a rough rectangle. Matted and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Imperfect: Some tears on edge and several holes. Vault

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1500
  • [Mapa del Golfo y costa de la Nueva España : desde el Río de Panuco hasta el cabo de Santa Elena ...].

    [Mapa del Golfo y costa de la Nueva España : desde el Río de ...

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coast from the vicinity of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina of the United States, location of Indian settlements, and lakes and rivers in the region to the Pánuco River in Mexico; the interior is as far north as the latitude of the Tennessee River. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Santa Cruz, Alonso De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1977
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • 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 route.

    Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississipp...

    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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • An Indian map of the Upper-Missouri, 1801.

    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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

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

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • 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 franc le démontre en son liure de la mécométrie de l'emnt. /

    Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele Franc...

    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
  • Derrotero hecho por Antonia Vélez y Escalante, misionero para mejor conocimiento de las misiones, pueblos de indios y presidios que se hallan en el Camino de Monterrey a Santa Fe de Nuebo Mexico.

    Derrotero hecho por Antonia Vélez y Escalante, misionero para...

    Covers sections of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Vélez Y Escalante, Antonio
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • [Map of the Peninsula of Florida].

    [Map of the Peninsula of Florida].

    Depths shown by soundings. Shows the Peninsula of Florida and adjacent islands from Rio de las Flores and includes coastline, coastal features, and pictorial representation of palm trees along the Atlantic Coast near St. Augustine with most of geographic names in Spanish. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other Dutch maps in Henry Harrisse collection. Described in Terrae incognitae, ...

    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1639
  • Map of the world with the most recent discoveries.

    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
  • Virginia and Maryland as it is planted and inhabited this present year 1670 /

    Virginia and Maryland as it is planted and inhabited this pre...

    Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes cartouche, portait of Augustine Herrman, text, and ill. Vault

    • Contributor: Herrman, Augustine
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1673
  • A mapp of Virginia discovered to ye hills, and in it's latt. from 35 deg. & 1/2 neer Florida to 41 deg. bounds of New England /

    A mapp of Virginia discovered to ye hills, and in it's latt. ...

    Relief shown pictorially. Based on a manuscript map drawn by John Farrer. Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, portrait of Sir Frances Drake, and ill. Vault

    • Contributor: Ferrar, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1667
  • Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & north California in the years 1843-44 /

    Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the ...

    Relief shown by hachures. State 2: Does not include notes or Great Basin statement. Shows place name South Park below Bayou Salade; some place names differ from other states. LC Trails, no. 223 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Exhibition: Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., ...

    • Contributor: Frémont, John Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • Map of the Oregon Territory.

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Map of the Red River in Louisiana from the Spanish camp where the exploring party of the U.S. was met by the Spanish troops to where it enters the Mississippi, reduced from the protracted courses and corrected to the latitude /

    Map of the Red River in Louisiana from the Spanish camp where...

    Also shows cities and towns, Indian settlements, and features in the region along the Red River. King's final work based on the Freeman-Curtis expedition of 1806. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Copy annotated in pencil in lower right corner Copy imperfect: Taped on upper left portion and fold line ...

    • Contributor: King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1975
  • The United States of America, with the British possessions of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland ...

    The United States of America, with the British possessions of...

    Also the Spanish Territories of Louisiana and Florida according to the Preliminary Articles of Peace ... 20th of Jan. 1783. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Robert Laurie and James Whittle
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1794
  • Carte particulière du cours du fleuve St. Louis depuis le village sauvage jusqu'au dessous du Detour aux Angloix, des lacs Pontchartrain & Maurepas & des rivières & bayouc qui y aboutissent /

    Carte particulière du cours du fleuve St. Louis depuis le vil...

    Shows the Mississippi River in the vicinity of New Orleans from Colapissas to English Turn, lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, location of Native American settlements, fortifications, and natural features. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Copy annotated in pencil: No 5 and 84482-06. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes wind rose. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 915

    • Contributor: Saucier, F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1749
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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
  • Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionnale : depuis le 25, jusqu'au 65⁰ deg. de latt. & environ 140, & 235 deg. de longitude / par Iean Baptiste Louis Franquelin, hydrographe du roy, à Québec en Canada.

    Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionnale : depuis le 25, jusqu'au ...

    Copied between 1909 and 1910 from the original 1688 ms. in the Archives du dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. In margin: Bibliotheque du Depot des cartes et plans de la Marina, Paris, Atlas 4040B, piece n. 3. Includes indexed inset of view "Quebec comme il se voit du cóté de l'est." Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1909
  • Nouvelle decouverte de plusieurs nations dans la Nouvelle France en l'année 1673 et 1674.

    Nouvelle decouverte de plusieurs nations dans la Nouvelle Fra...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Carte générale du territoire d'Orléans comprenant aussi la Floride Occidentale et une portion du territoire du Mississipi /

    Carte générale du territoire d'Orléans comprenant aussi la Fl...

    Relief shown by form lines. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Map in 4 sections mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text. Copy 1 black-and-white annotated in red ink; copy 2 col. and copy 3 black-and-white without annotations.

    • Contributor: Lafon, Barthélémy
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1806
  • Map of the Trans-Mississippi of the United States during the period of the American fur trade as conducted from St. Louis between the years 1807 and 1843.

    Map of the Trans-Mississippi of the United States during the ...

    13194 U.S. Copyright Office From: History of the Fur Trade of the Far West, by H.M. Chittenden, vol. 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1902
  • Carte réduite des découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique.

    Carte réduite des découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'A...

    Prévost ed., 1747. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Prévost
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1747
  • 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 1804, 5 & 6 /

    A map of Lewis and Clark's track, across the western portion ...

    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
  • Atlas of the Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition : during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 /

    Atlas of the Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedit...

    Atlas accompanies text volumes of The Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition by Charles Wilkes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy 3 imperfect: Covers missing. Phillips, 3245

    • Contributor: Wilkes, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1844

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  • [Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwether Lewis, tracing showing the Mississippi, the Missouri for a short distance above Kansas, Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Winnipeg, and the country onwards to the Pacific].

    [Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwe...

    Pen and ink. Author information provided by Prof. Donald Jackson, 1/12/1977. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. See also: pp. 97-103 of Allen's Passage through the garden (F592.7.A48 G&M RR) See also: Geographical review, vol. 1, p. 220, May 1916. LC Annual report, 1925, p. 85. See also: Wheat. Mapping the transmississippi West, no. 239. American Treasures ...

    • Contributor: King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1803
  • A new map of North America : from latest discoveries, 1778 /

    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
  • 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 of Topographical Engineers, Chief Astronomer and Surveyor.

    Boundary between the United States & Mexico agreed upon by th...

    "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
  • Geological and geographical atlas of Colorado and portions of adjacent territory,

    Geological and geographical atlas of Colorado and portions of...

    Description and contents may be found in "Catalogue and index of the publications of the Hayden, King, Powell, and Wheeler surveys ... by L.F. Schmeckebier. 1904." (U.S. Geological survey. Bulletin no. 222) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1877

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  • The United States.

    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
  • Amérique septentrionale /

    Amérique septentrionale /

    Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Prime meridian: [Paris]. Mounted on cloth backing. From his 1658 (i.e. 1660) Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (Phillips 4260). First state: Lacks shading along border for Lake Ontario. Phillips. Maps of America, p. 560 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1650
  • [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Guatemala to northern Peru with the Galapagos Islands].

    [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Guatemala to northe...

    Spanish. Title supplied by cataloger. Pen-and-ink; black, blue, green, and red. Trimmed to a rough rectangle. Matted and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 28 LC Nautical charts on vellum, 9 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Imperfect: Some tears on edge and several holes.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1565
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio /

    Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descri...

    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
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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.

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Shows boundaries of Missouri Territory. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • Carte de la Nouvelle France,

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

    Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John C...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact observations

    This map of North America, according to ye newest and most ex...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1715
  • Peruuiae avriferæ regionis typus /

    Peruuiae avriferæ regionis typus /

    Shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes ill. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1584
  • A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793.

    A map of Mackenzie's track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific...

    "... 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 draught of the Missisippi [sic] River from Balise up to Fort Chartres.

    A draught of the Missisippi [sic] River from Balise up to For...

    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 Texas, Oregon and California.

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • Map of the territory west of the Rocky Mountains /

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1837
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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 /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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 April 1969 at Streeter collection auction. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, and discolored. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1822
  • Preliminary map no. 2, (transcript of plane table sheets) of the country surveyed in 1874 by Party No. 1 /

    Preliminary map no. 2, (transcript of plane table sheets) of ...

    Relief shown by hachures. Note: green = irrigable land; blue = timber land. Above title: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological and Geographical survey of the territories, Second Division. J. W. Powell, geologist in charge. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • 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 /

    A map of part of the continent of North America : between the...

    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
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • Chart to illustrate the paper on the drift of the "Endurance".

    Chart to illustrate the paper on the drift of the "Endurance".

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

    • Contributor: Wordie, J. M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1918
  • Lewis and Clark, a legacy of science.

    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 herdike enterprinse faict par le Signeur Draeck D'Avoir cirquit toute la Terre /

    La herdike enterprinse faict par le Signeur Draeck D'Avoir ci...

    Includes two inset maps and a portrait of Francis Drake. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 48 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus.

    • Contributor: Sype, Nicola Van
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1581
  • Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

    Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John C...

    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
  • Hudson's Bay's country after La Veranderie, about 1740.

    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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • The New England coasting pilot from Sandy Point of New York, unto Cape Canso in Nova Scotia and part of Island Breton : with the courses and distances from place to place, and towns on the Sea-Board : harbours, bays, islands, roads, rocks, sands, the setting and flowing of tides and currents, with several other directions of great advantage to this part of navigation in North America /

    The New England coasting pilot from Sandy Point of New York, ...

    Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. The year of publication has not been established conclusively. Cf. Le Gear, Clara Egli. "The New England Coasting pilot of Cyprian Southack." Imago mundi xi (1954): 137-144. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy has title altered with manuscript notation in ink to read: The New England coasting pilot ...

    • Contributor: Southack, Cyprian
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1734

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  • The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg.

    The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperia...

    "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
  • West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende so vergrooten dat die geproportioneert sijn tegen hunne nevenstaende graden der lengde. vertonende behalve Europaes zuydelijcste alle de seekusten van Africa en America, begrepen in 't Octroy bij de H.M.H. Staten Generael der vereenigde Nederl. verleent aende Generale West Indische Compagnie.

    West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over wed...

    Shows the west coast of North America from Belle Isle, Newfoundland, both coasts of South America, mediterranean Europe, and the east coast of Africa. Includes illustrations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Goos, Pieter
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1660
  • Carte de la découverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amérique septentrionale.

    Carte de la découverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amérique septen...

    Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Marquette, Jacques
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1681
  • A new map of North America shewing its principal divisions, chief cities, townes, rivers, mountains &c.

    A new map of North America shewing its principal divisions, c...

    Scale ca. 1:21,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Dedicated to His Highness William Duke of Glocester." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in black ink: This is map no. 39 of Edward Well's A new sett of maps. fol. London 1722. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1

    • Contributor: Burghers, M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1722
  • [Mississippi river, with Ohio, Rock, Iowa River de Moins, Missouri, White, and Arkansas rivers, and part of the Red River].

    [Mississippi river, with Ohio, Rock, Iowa River de Moins, Mis...

    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
  • [Map of California shown as an island].

    [Map of California shown as an island].

    Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1650
  • La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus en la America Septe. /

    La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, ...

    Relief shown pictorially. McLaughlin, G. Mapping of California as an island, 196 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault 2 copies; copy 2 is b&w

    • Contributor: Fer, Nicolas De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1720
  • Louisiana.

    Louisiana.

    From Arrowsmith & Lewis New and Elegant General Atlas, 1804. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1805
  • [Rasquño de las provincias de la Nuevo Mexico /

    [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
  • Map of America by Diego Ribero 1529.

    Map of America by Diego Ribero 1529.

    Spanish; title in English. Pen-and-ink and blue watercolor, mounted on cloth, mounted on paper. Traced from a map by Diego Ribero. On label affixed in upper right corner: 41. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1840
  • Preliminary map no. 1, (transcript of plane table sheets) of the country surveyed in 1874 by Party No. 1 /

    Preliminary map no. 1, (transcript of plane table sheets) of ...

    Relief shown by hachures. Above title: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological and Geographical survey of the territories, Second Division. J. W. Powell, geologist in charge. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • Louisiana.

    Louisiana.

    From: Carey's General atlas of the world and quarters. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • Chart of the Galapagos /

    Chart of the Galapagos /

    Also shows routes of expeditions. "... published 1st January 1798 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Colnett, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • The Mississippi /

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1682
  • Virginia /

    Virginia /

    Sixth state. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the right. Accompanied by 2 exhibit notes and LC jacket note. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Smith, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1624
  • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    Relief shown pictorially. Cadastral map. Shows block numbers and location of existing buildings. Pen-and-ink. Mounted on cloth backing. Oriented with northwest at top. Copy annotated in pencil at bottom: 142566. Accompanied by: A list of residents keyed by letter and number in pocket. Xerox, 36 leaves. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of points of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1722
  • Map of the Washita river in Louisiana from the Hot Springs to the confluence of the Red River with the Mississippi /

    Map of the Washita river in Louisiana from the Hot Springs to...

    Oriented with North to the upper left corner. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

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

    [Rough sketch showing the Mississippi River from its junction...

    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
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1823
  • A new map of the most considerable plantations of the English in America.

    A new map of the most considerable plantations of the English...

    Scale ca. 1:3,300,000. Insets: New Scotland.--I. of Jamaica.--I. of Barbados.--Bermudaz.--Carolina. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1

    • Contributor: Nicholls, Sutton
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1700
  • Franquelin's map of Louisiana.

    Franquelin's map of Louisiana.

    "Reduced facsimile of MS. copy (made in Paris for Francis Parkman), now in the Library of Harvard University. The original, formerly in the Archives de la Marine, Paris, has been lost." From the Jesuit Relations, vol. 63, frontispiece. Facsimile. Original version: [S.l. : s.n., 1684] Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Route and Surveys of the South Magnetic Polar Party, 1908-09.

    Route and Surveys of the South Magnetic Polar Party, 1908-09.

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

    • Contributor: Mawson, Douglas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1909
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous Bri...

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816