Kislak Collection represents a lifetime of collecting informed
by passion and intellect.
the donation of the Jay I. Kislak Collection, the Library
of Congress presents an exhibition featuring fifty highlights
the more than 4,000 rare books, maps, documents, paintings,
prints, and artifacts.
-- James H. Billington,
The Librarian of Congress
Captions (clockwise from left): Baptista Boazio,
Detail from Cartagena [Colombia], 1589; Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin,
Detail from De Americaensche Zee-Roovers
(The Buccaneers of America),
1678; Detail from "The Conquest of Tenochtitlán," second half
Detail from The Creation, ca. 1931.