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  • A new map of North America shewing its principal divisions, chief cities, townes, rivers, mountains &c.

    Scale ca. 1:21,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Dedicated to His Highness William Duke of Glocester." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in black ink: This is map no. 39 of Edward Well's A new sett of maps. fol. London 1722. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1

    • Contributor: Burghers, M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1722
  • Venezuela, cum parte Auftrali Novae Andalausiae.

    Place names in Spanish. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies; 1 copy as of 07/27/98 Vault

    • Contributor: Hondius, Hendrik
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1630
  • Carte du Lac Champlain depuis le Fort Chambly jusqu'a celuyde St. Fréderic.

    Shows landowners along the shore of Lake Champlain. Pen and ink and colored ink. Similar to map created by Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry in 1732. Oriented with north to the right. At top of title cartouche: J R. Includes inset of Fort Chambly with ill. and inset of Fort St. Fréderic with ill. Mounted on paper, mounted on cloth. Minor staining throughout. Several pinholes ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1740
  • Carta de la Provincia de Quito y de sus adjacentes /

    Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. "En que la costa desde la Boca de Esmeraldas hasta Tunaco con la Derrota de Quito al Marañon, por una senda de à pie de Baños à Canelos, y el curso de los Rios Bobonac̦a y Pastac̦a van delineados sobre las proprias demarcaciones del difunto autor." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: Maldonado, Pedro (Pedro Vicente) - Haye, G. De La. - Guérard, Nicholas - Maldonado, Pedro
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1750
  • Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las Islas i Tierra Firme del Mar Oceano,

    "En quatro decadas desde el año de 1492 hasta el de 1531. De cada primera al Rey Nu[est]ro Señor." Each volume (8 "decades" and Descripción de las Indias Ocidentales) has special engraved t.p. Engraved borders on title pages incorporate portraits of Inca leaders and prominent Spaniards, New World landscapes and historical vignettes. The first 4 decades and the Descripción were printed in 1601 by ...

    • Contributor: Herrera Y Tordesillas, Antonio De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1601

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  • Map of the Red River in Louisiana from the Spanish camp where the exploring party of the U.S. was met by the Spanish troops to where it enters the Mississippi, reduced from ...

    Also shows cities and towns, Indian settlements, and features in the region along the Red River. King's final work based on the Freeman-Curtis expedition of 1806. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Copy annotated in pencil in lower right corner Copy imperfect: Taped on upper left portion and fold line ...

    • Contributor: King, N. (Nicholas) - Shallus, Francis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1806
  • Carte du Missouri : levee ou rectifiée dans toute son etendue /

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

    • Contributor: Perrin Du Lac, (François Marie) - Perrin Du Lac
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1802
  • 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
  • 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
  • Map of the world with the most recent discoveries.

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault Acquisitions control no. 99-42

    • Contributor: Van Schaack, Mary
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1811
  • Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii alioru[m]que lustrationes.

    Relief shown pictorially. First document known to name America. Red ink grid on 2 sheets. Text applied over blank areas on 2 sheets. Manuscript annotations in the margin of 1 sheet. All sheets bear a watermark of a triple pointed crown. Two stamps on verso of upper left hand sheet: Fürstl. Waldburg Wolfegg'sches Kupferstichkabinett -- Furstl. Waldbg. Wolf. Bibliothek. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis ...

    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1507
  • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    Relief shown pictorially. Cadastral map. Shows block numbers and location of existing buildings. Pen-and-ink. Mounted on cloth backing. Oriented with northwest at top. Copy annotated in pencil at bottom: 142566. Accompanied by: A list of residents keyed by letter and number in pocket. Xerox, 36 leaves. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of points of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1722
  • An Indian map of the Upper-Missouri, 1801.

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. English. Some place names in Blackfoot. Copied from a map in the London archives of the Hudson Bay Company. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes. Map and two sections of notes mounted on paper mounted on cloth. Vault

    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Kohl, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. First 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, with stains and holes at section edges. Vault

    • Contributor: Melish, John - Vallance, J. (John) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1823
  • Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

    Manuscript. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Covers New York City region. Pictorial map showing buildings and points of interest. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Described in Terrae incognitae, v. xvi, 1984. Richard W. Stephenson's The Henry Harrisse collection ... , p. 40; the third volume has binder's title "Manuscript maps of New-Netherland and Manhattan ...

    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan - Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1670
  • Map of the United States of America : with the contiguous British and Spanish possessions /

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Washington. Fifth 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. Vault

    • 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. 1:4,400,000. 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
  • The United States.

    Arkansas Museum #11510 #3. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Strong, Ezra Baldwin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1837
  • Draught of the R. Ibbeville.

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

    • Contributor: Pittman, Philip
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

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

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • Carte réduite des découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique.

    Prévost ed., 1747. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Prévost
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1747
  • The Mississippi /

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows trees, animals, and names of the Indian nations. Pen-and-ink and watercolor; detached from paper and mounted on cloth backing. "This is the copy of a sketch of the Mississippi River and country, contained in a manuscript map ... has the following title Carte génerale de la France septentrionale, contenant dans la dʹecouverte du pays des Ilinois ... made by the ...

    • Contributor: Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis - Joliet, Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1682
  • [Rough sketch showing the Mississippi River from its junction with the Ohio to a little below Memphis].

    Title devised by cataloger. Pen-and-ink sketch with numerous notations on the east bank of the Mississippi. "Wolf Isld." and "Big Island" are named. Condition imperfect: Foxed, torn and missing small internal sections at fold lines, fragile (cut in center), mounted on cloth backing. Illegible writing on verso of map covered by cloth backing with cut to form a flap: Record of .... .... (illegible) ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • A new map of Virginia, Mary-Land, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

    Relief shown pictorially. Watermarks: AB; [fleur-de-lis]. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copies imperfect: Fold-lined, torn at fold line, mounted on cloth backing. Statement of dedication at foot of title: Most humbly inscrib'd to the Right Hon. the Earl of Orkney &ct., Knight of ye most Noble and Anciet [sic] Order of ye Thistle. Includes embellished ...

    • Contributor: Senex, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1719
  • Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se dechargent dans le grand fleuve de Missisipi [sic] ... ; Carte que les Gnacsitares : ont dessine sur des paux ...

    Map 1 covers area of Minnesota River, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River south to Saint Louis. Map 2 covers the area west of the Minnesota River. Both maps drawn within same neat lines, divided by parallel dashed lines with caption "Separation des ces deux cartes." Appears in author's Mémoires de l'Amérique septentrionale, v. 2, of his Nouveaux voyages, La Haye, 1703. Described ...

    • Contributor: Lahontan, Louis Armand De Lom D'Arce
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1703