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  • The coast of Florida from the Dry Tortugas to the old Cape /

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rights & Access --                        Discovery and Exploration

    Rights & Access -- Discovery and Explo...

    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 ...

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

    • Contributor: Fer, Nicolas De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1720
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Charte von den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America nebst Louisiana : nach Murdochischer projection entworfen nach den neuesten astronomischen ortsbestimmungen /

    Charte von den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America nebst Lou...

    Relief shown in hachures. Covers the area east of the Red River from Lake Superior to Gulf of Mexico to New Brunswick. Prime meridian: Ferro. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Minimal level cataloging record. Vault

    • Contributor: Güssefeld, F. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1805
  • [Map of the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico].

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

    The 1562 Map of America -- Discovery a...

    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 ...

  • 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
  • Map of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers and their tributaries /

    Map of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers and their tributar...

    Shows geology. "To accompany a report to the Bureau of Topographical Engineers. Lt. Col. Hartman Bache in charge." "Engraved in the Engineer Bureau, War Dept." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Exhibited in The Earth revealed: aspects of geologic mapping, July 10, 1989-Jan. 7, 1990

    • Contributor: Hayden, F. V.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • 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
  • George Washington's map, accompanying his "journal to the Ohio", 1754.

    George Washington's map, accompanying his "journal to the Ohi...

    Title annotated. Facsimile from Massachusetts' Historical Society Collections, vol. 61. Reproduced in The George Washington Atlas, 1932, plate 11. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 4 copies. Copy 2 includes pencil annotations. Copy 3 is a photographic reproduction. Copy 4 is a negative photostat.

    • Contributor: Washington, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1927
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Map of the United States including Louisiana.

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • A map of America between latitudes 40 and 70 north and longitudes 45 and 180 west exhibiting Mackenzie's track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence to the north sea in 1789 & to the west Pacific Ocean in 1793.

    A map of America between latitudes 40 and 70 north and longit...

    "... 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
  • The upper Mississippi and Missouri /

    The upper Mississippi and Missouri /

    Covers the northwestern United States and western Canada. Relief shown pictorially. French. Title and notes in English. Traced by J.G. Kohl from the original map: Idee topographique des huts de Mississipi et du Missouri ... / dessinèe par Mr. Soulard ancien, S. Lant de port de la marine. rle. de France et Captne. des milices de S.M.C. aux yllinois ...... "This is a copy ...

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

    Shows boundaries of Missouri Territory depicted differently from other copies (42nd and 49th parallels) Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • 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
  • 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
  • A new map of Virginia, Mary-Land, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

    A new map of Virginia, Mary-Land, and the improved parts of P...

    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
  • La Floride /

    La Floride /

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coastline from Secotan in Virginia to Planuco in Mexico; the interior is shown to 40 degrees of latitude north and includes lakes and rivers in the region. Prime meridian: [Ferro]. Appears to be no. [3] detached from: L'Amériqve en plvsievrs cartes novvelles, et exactes, &c., ... Paris, [1667?] -P.L. Phillips, A list of geographical atlases in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1657
  • Hudson's Bay's country /

    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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • 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
  • [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
  • 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
  • Map of the route passed over by an expedition into the Indian country in 1832 to the source of the Mississippi /

    Map of the route passed over by an expedition into the Indian...

    Relief shown by hachures. Bar scale incorrect. Note in manuscript ink on paper affixed to verso: "To accompany the claim of H.R. Schoolcraft. The country coloured green lies west & north of the [Michigan superintendance?]." Additional note in manuscript ink, in a different hand and on different paper, affixed to verso: "Sub-[illegible]. 'K'." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Contributor: Drayton
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1832
  • 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
  • Plan of the N.W. frontier /

    Plan of the N.W. frontier /

    Shows the Mississippi River from St. Anthony Falls to St. Louis, the Missouri River west to South Dakota, the Illinois River east to Lake Michigan, and tributaries. Title from verso. Gift; Woodbury Blair, Minna Blair Richey, Gist Blair, and Montgomery Blair; 1903. Pen-and-ink, mounted on paper. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis ...

    • Contributor: Clark, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1813
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Texas /

    Texas /

    Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Washington, Greenwich, Paris, and Ferro. In upper left corner: Myer's Handatlas. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • 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 showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States /

    Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States /

    Includes statistical figures, insets showing cotton district and British Isles. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. CW3 Acquisitions control no. 96-8 Vault

    • Contributor: Steinwehr, A. Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Map of the country about the Mississippi.

    Map of the country about the Mississippi.

    Not drawn to scale. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen and ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows area from Lake Erie to the mouth of the Ohio River. Also mounted on sheet, in same handwriting as map, 2 sheets, one of questions, one of information relating to the map. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 775 Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Chegeree
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • 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 du Lac Champlain depuis le Fort Chambly jusqu'a celuyde St. Fréderic.

    Carte du Lac Champlain depuis le Fort Chambly jusqu'a celuyde...

    Shows landowners along the shore of Lake Champlain. Pen and ink and colored ink. Similar to map created by Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry in 1732. Oriented with north to the right. At top of title cartouche: J R. Includes inset of Fort Chambly with ill. and inset of Fort St. Fréderic with ill. Mounted on paper, mounted on cloth. Minor staining throughout. Several pinholes ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1740
  • 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. Acquired by transfer from the U.S. State Department, 3/7/37. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, and stained. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exquisita & magno aliquot mensium periculo lustrata et iam retecta Freti Magellanici facies : eijgentlicke asbeeldinghe der Magellanischer Strate die nu met veel gevaers eitelijeke Maenden doorsien van nieus ondecktis.

    Exquisita & magno aliquot mensium periculo lustrata et iam re...

    Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. From Gerardus Mercator's Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra. 1611. Oriented with north to the bottom. Includes panoramic view and col. ill. Text on verso. LC copy annotated in pencil in lower right margin: Gravure de 1570 par Ortelius. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift; ...

    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1611
  • 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
  • Chart of the Pacific Ocean.

    Chart of the Pacific Ocean.

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

    • Contributor: Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 18??
  • Map of the Oregon Territory /

    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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1844
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • Central Brazil and the new Rio Theodoro.

    Central Brazil and the new Rio Theodoro.

    "Reproduced by permission, in revised form, from the Bulletin of the American Geographic Society for July, 1914." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1915
  • 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. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, and torn along fold lines. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • 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
  • [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
  • A chart of the internal part of Louisiana : including all the hitherto unexplored countries, lying between the River La Platte of the Missouri on the N., and the Red River on the S., the Mississippi east, and the mountains of Mexico west, with a part of New Mexico & the Province of Texas /

    A chart of the internal part of Louisiana : including all the...

    Scale ca. 1:2,450,000. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. "Plate II." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes. AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Pike, Zebulon Montgomery
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1810
  • 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
  • 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
  • Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii alioru[m]que lustrationes.

    Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et A...

    Relief shown pictorially. First document known to name America. Red ink grid on 2 sheets. Text applied over blank areas on 2 sheets. Manuscript annotations in the margin of 1 sheet. All sheets bear a watermark of a triple pointed crown. Two stamps on verso of upper left hand sheet: Fürstl. Waldburg Wolfegg'sches Kupferstichkabinett -- Furstl. Waldbg. Wolf. Bibliothek. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis ...

    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1507
  • 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
  • Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las Islas i Tierra Firme del Mar Oceano,

    Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las Isla...

    "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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  • Lewis and Clark in the Rocky Mountains /

    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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1990
  • 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
  • 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. 3808. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing, foxed in upper right corner, stained and torn along fold lines. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 points of interest, aids to navigation, and historical information. Appears in Atlas to Thompson's Alcedo; or, dictionary of America & West Indies, 1816. Exhibition: Mapping the North American Plains, Aug. 10-Oct 10, 1983, Exhibition: 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 ...

    • Contributor: Arrowsmith, Aaron
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • A new map of North America, from the latest discoveries 1778.

    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
  • 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
  • General Map showing the Explorations and Surveys of the Expedition, 1907-09.

    General Map showing the Explorations and Surveys of the Exped...

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

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1909
  • 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 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 /

    A map of the discoveries of Capt. Lewis & Clark from the Rock...

    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
  • 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
  • [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas].

    [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 and Canada].

    [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
  • United States topographical and geological survey of Green River : No 1 preliminary map of Green River from Green River station to Uintah River.

    United States topographical and geological survey of Green Ri...

    Relief shown by hachures. At top of map: Scale of miles 2 miles to the inch. Mounted on cloth backing. Map resulting from Powell expedition, 1871. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • 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  /

    Map of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and their tributar...

    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
  • 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
  • Carta de los descrubrimientos hechos en la costa N.O. de la America Septentrional.

    Carta de los descrubrimientos hechos en la costa N.O. de la A...

    Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Bodega Y Cuadra, Juan De La
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Route and Surveys of the Southern Journey Party, 1908-09.

    Route and Surveys of the Southern Journey Party, 1908-09.

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

    • Contributor: Marshall, Eric
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1909
  • 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
  • Les costes aux environs de la rivière de Misisipi : découvertes par Mr. de la Salle en 1683 et reconnues par Mr. le Chevallier d'Iberville en 1698 et 1699 /

    Les costes aux environs de la rivière de Misisipi : découvert...

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows locations of Indian villages found by La Salle during his explorations of the coastal areas of the United States. From: L'Atlas curieux / N. de Fer. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text entitled "Description de la Découverte du Missisipi, par N. de Fer" and ill. in title area.

    • Contributor: Fer, Nicolas De
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1701