The following text briefly explains the types of information found in each entry, the arrangement of entries in the guide, and the procedure to follow in order to obtain reporductions of maps from the Library of Congress.
Types of Information Found in Each Entry
Each entry contains the following information, when available, and in the order given:
Arrangement of Entries in the Publication
The researcher should note from glancing at the Table of Contents that atlases are listed separately. The individual maps in each atlas are listed either by their given titles or those supplied by the authors. Geographic area terms have been supplied for each atlas entry but not for each map therein.
Maps are arranged in descending order from the most general geographic area, i.e., the world, to the most specific, country. The first maps listed are those of the world, followed by those of regions and continents. The largest portion of the maps are then arranged by country, and within country by individual states and/or cities.
How to obtain reproductions of maps in the Library of Congress
Those researchers interested in obtaining a copy of any map identified in the publication should address their request directly to the Library of Congress division holding the item, e.g., the Geography and Map Division (Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540-4650), or to the Public Service Section, Duplication Services, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540-4574 (tel. 202-707-5640 and fax 202-707-1771) , in order to secure a price quotation for the preparation of a photocopy of the map. In that request, refer to the call number and divisional location, (and specific collection, when applicable) of the individual item to insure exact identification. The entry numbers in this publication can be used instead if the title of this publication, The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps: A Selective Guide to Manuscript Maps to 1900 in the Collections of the Library of Congress, is specified.
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