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  • History of Mapping the Civil War - Civil War Maps

    War, like necessity, has been called the mother of invention. The same might be said of cartography, for with every war there is a great rush to produce maps to aid in ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1861
  • A Question of Boundaries - Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    Loc.gov Congress.gov Copyright.gov Menu ☰ Discover Catalogs & Finding Aids Search the Library's catalog records. Formats Audio Recordings Books Films, Videos Legislation Manuscripts/Mixed Material Maps Notated Music Newspapers Periodicals Personal Narratives Photos, ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1803
  • Civil War Maps

    Civil War Maps brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages - Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Panoramic Mapping - Panoramic Maps

    The tradition of perspective mapping flowered in Europe in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Mathias Merian, George Braun, Franz Hogenberg, and others produced perspective maps of European cities. These early ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1872
  • Interactive Timeline - World War II Military Situation Maps

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    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1944
  • Yellowstone the First National Park - Mapping the National Parks

    Among those who played key roles in establishing Yellowstone as the Nation's first national park was Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden. His accomplishments in 1871-72 were the high point of a long and distinguished ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1869
  • Sanborn Time Series - Sanborn Maps

    Fire insurance maps are valuable to much historic research because they often provide evidence of change over time. Specific changes in an individual site such as when a building was expanded or ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages - Maps
  • Cities and Towns

    The Cities and Towns category includes maps that depict individual buildings to panoramic views of large urban areas. These maps record the evolution of cities illustrating the development and nature of economic ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
  • Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the American Colonization Society (ACS), organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa. These maps show early settlements in Liberia, ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1830
  • The Hotchkiss Collection of Confederate Maps - Hotchkiss Map Collection

    by Clara LeGear Jedediah Hotchkiss was born at Windsor, Broome County, N. Y., November 30, 1828. He was graduated from the Windsor Academy and early showed great interest in botany and in ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1828
  • Military Battles and Campaigns

    This category contains maps showing campaigns of major military conflicts including troop movements, defensive structures and groundworks, roads to and from sites of military engagements, campsites, and local buildings, topography and vegetation. ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
  • Herold J. Wiens collection, 1939-1971

    Consists of pen and ink drawings, pencil sketches, facsimiles, and photographs of aerial views showing all or part of China during the period of World War II. The collection also consists of ...

    • Contributor: Wiens, Herold J. (Herold Jacob) - Wiens, Herold J.
    • Original Format: Maps
  • Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    The Railroad maps represent an important historical record, illustrating the growth of travel and settlement as well as the development of industry and agriculture in the United States. They depict the development ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1828
  • Sanborn Samplers - Sanborn Maps

    To illustrate the value of fire insurance maps for historical research, maps of a number of locations around the country are reproduced here and presented with a brief history of the site ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages - Maps
  • The Cartographic Setting - Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    Loc.gov Congress.gov Copyright.gov Menu ☰ Discover Catalogs & Finding Aids Search the Library's catalog records. Formats Audio Recordings Books Films, Videos Legislation Manuscripts/Mixed Material Maps Notated Music Newspapers Periodicals Personal Narratives Photos, ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1650
  • History of Liberia - Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    History Of Liberia: A Time Line After the struggle for liberty in the American Revolution, free and enslaved African Americans faced continued hardship and inequality. A number of white Americans, for a ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1815
  • Mapping the National Parks

    The Mapping the National Parks collection documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. The collection consists of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1999-06-02
  • Panoramic Maps

    The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1847
  • Introduction to the Collection - Sanborn Maps

    (This article was published within the Library's publication, Fire Insurance Maps: in the Library of Congress) Key for interpreting Sanborn fire insurance maps The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series ...

    • Original Format: Web Pages - Maps
  • Panoramic Artists and Publishers - Panoramic Maps

    The Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division holds panoramic maps done by Albert Ruger, Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler, Lucien R. Burleigh, Henry Wellge, and Oakley H. Bailey who were among the most ...

    • Original Format: Maps - Web Pages
    • Date: 1829