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  • 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
  • [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 Unpublished facsimile.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
  • 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
  • [Map of the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico].

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows coastal features, administrative districts, and settlements on the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other Dutch maps in Henry Harrisse collection. Described in Terrae incognitae, v. xvi, 1984. Richard W. Stephenson's The Henry Harrisse collection ... , p. 40; the first volume has binder's title "Manuscript maps of the ...

    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1639
  • Carte réduite des découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique.

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

    • Contributor: Prévost
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1747
  • [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
  • Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las Islas i Tierra Firme del Mar Oceano,

    "En quatro decadas desde el año de 1492 hasta el de 1531. De cada primera al Rey Nu[est]ro Señor." Each volume (8 "decades" and Descripción de las Indias Ocidentales) has special engraved t.p. Engraved borders on title pages incorporate portraits of Inca leaders and prominent Spaniards, New World landscapes and historical vignettes. The first 4 decades and the Descripción were printed in 1601 by ...

    • Contributor: Herrera Y Tordesillas, Antonio De
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1601

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