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  • Map

    [La Coruña. El Ferrol, Spain]

    Ink on paper. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 50b Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus.

    • Contributor: Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1589
  • Map

    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

    • Date: 1775
  • Map

    Chart of the Pacific Ocean.

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

    • Contributor: Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Date: 18??
  • Map

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

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

    • Contributor: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
    • Date: 1909
  • Map

    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 (eric Stewart) - Shackleton, Ernest Henry - Marshall, Eric
    • Date: 1909
  • Map

    Route and Surveys of the South Magnetic Polar Party, 1908-09.

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

    • Contributor: Mawson, Douglas - Shackleton, Ernest Henry
    • Date: 1909
  • Map

    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. (james Mann) - Wordie, J. M.
    • Date: 1918
  • Map

    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 - Young, J. H. (james Hamilton) - Sherman & Smith
    • Date: 1844
  • Map

    Atlas of the Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition : during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

    Atlas accompanies text volumes of The Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition by Charles Wilkes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy 3 imperfect: Covers missing. Phillips, 3245

    • Contributor: Wilkes, Charles - United States Exploring Expedition
    • Date: 1844

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  • Book

    Report upon United States Geographical surveys west of the one hundredth meridian

    A. A. Humphreys, chief of engineers until June 1879. Succeeded by H. G. Wright. Date of publication for vol. 2. Astronomy and barometric hypsometry: 1877 (t.p.) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Form AACR2: ga10 2004-03-02

    • Contributor: Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (u.s.) - Wheeler, George M. (george Montague) - Humphreys, A. A. (andrew Atkinson) - Wright, Horatio Gouverneur
    • Date: 1889

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    How to View Maps - Discovery and Exploration - Digital Collections

    Maps and other large images are presented as GIF or JPEG files and require no special viewers, unless you choose to download and view maps offline. For off-line viewing, you can download a possible four formats: GIF Format thumbnail JPEG format JPEG2000 format TIFF format You may require special software to view the downloaded JPEG2000 format. The following are some of the programs that ...

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    Rights & Access - Discovery and Exploration - Digital Collections

    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 ...

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    The 1562 Map of America - Discovery and Exploration - Digital Collections

    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 ...