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  • A new map of Texas, Oregon and California.

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

    • Contributor: Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus) - Mitchell, S. Augustus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    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 - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • Hydrographical basin of the upper Mississippi River from astronomical and barometrical observations, surveys, and information.

    Scale 1:1,200,000. Relief shown by hachures. "Mountains engraved by E. F. Woodward, Phila." "Reduced and compiled under the direction of Col. J. J. Abert in the Bureau of the Corps of Topl. Engrs. by Lieut. W. H. Emory from the map published in 1842 and from other authorities in 1843. W. J. Stone, Sc." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas) - Frémont, John Charles - Stone, William James - Nicollet, J. N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1843
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1909
  • A map of Lewis and Clark's track across the western portion of North America, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean : by order of the executive of the United States in ...

    Scale ca. 1:4,400,000. Relief shown by hachures. Meridian: London and Washington. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel - Clark, William - Longman (Firm) - Neele & Son
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • 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 ...

    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
  • A map exhibiting all the new discoveries in the interior parts of North America /

    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 - Puke, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1802
  • Country drained by the Mississippi /

    Relief shown by hachures. Sheets contain profile diagram. From: James, Edwin. Account of an expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains. 1823. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. In: Wheat, C. I. Mapping Transmississippi West, v. 2, facing p.80.

    • Contributor: Long, Stephen Harriman - Young & Delleker
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1823
  • Map of the Mississippi River from its source to the mouth of the Missouri.

    Scale ca. 1:170,000. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 100; 651/1; 700/1; 700/3

    • Contributor: King, N. (Nicholas) - Pike, Zebulon Montgomery - Nau, Anthony - Shallus, Francis - King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1811
  • Carta de los descrubrimientos hechos en la costa N.O. de la America Septentrional.

    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
  • Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

    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 - Preuss, Charles - Edward Weber & Co. - United States. Congress. Senate
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact observations

    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 - Lens, Bernard - Vertue, George - Bowles, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1715
  • 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 (Adolph) - Steinwehr, A. Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1909
  • North western America, from Port Clarence to mouth of Kvichpak [sic] River /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Pen-and-ink mounted on cloth. In crayon on verso: Ms. Norton Sound Kadin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Kadin, M. M. - Western Union Telegraph Expedition
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • A map exhibiting all the new discoveries in the interior parts of North America /

    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 - Puke, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1918
  • 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
  • Chart of the Galapagos /

    Also shows routes of expeditions. "... published 1st January 1798 ..." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Colnett, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • 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. - United States. Forest Service. Northern Region
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1990
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    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 some sections are detached from the whole. Damage to the map in the area of northern Ohio has obscured place names. Vault Acquisitions control no. 93-12

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1818
  • A map of Lewis and Clark's track, across the western portion of North America from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean : by order of the executive of the United States in ...

    Scale ca. 1:4,300,000. Relief shown by hachures. Meridian: London and Washington. From Lewis, Meriwether, History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, 1814. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel - Clark, William - Harrison, Samuel - Bradford and Inskeep
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • Preliminary map no. 2, (transcript of plane table sheets) of the country surveyed in 1874 by Party No. 1 /

    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.) - Powell, John Wesley - Thompson, A. H. (Almon Harris)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • 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 - Stiles, S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1837
  • George Washington's map, accompanying his "journal to the Ohio", 1754.

    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: 1754