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  • Map
    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
    • Date: 1630
  • Map
    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
    • Date: 1750
  • Map
    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
    • Date: 1798
  • Map
    Exquisita & magno aliquot mensium periculo lustrata et iam retecta Freti Magellanici facies : eijgentlicke asbeeldinghe der Magellanischer Strate die nu met veel gevaers eitelijeke Maenden doorsien van nieus ondecktis. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. From Gerardus Mercator's Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra. 1611. Oriented with north to the bottom. Includes panoramic view and col. ill. Text on verso. LC copy annotated in pencil in lower right margin: Gravure de 1570 par Ortelius. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift; ...
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1611
  • Map
    Brasilia. From the author's De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en 't zuid-land..., 1671 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing.
    • Contributor: Montanus, Arnoldus - Meurs, Jacob Van
    • Date: 1671
  • Map
    Central Brazil and the new Rio Theodoro. "Reproduced by permission, in revised form, from the Bulletin of the American Geographic Society for July, 1914." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Date: 1915
  • Map
    Routen-aufnahme der Expedition Von den Steinen von Cuyabá biz zum Rio Batovy. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Clauss, Otto
    • Date: 1883
  • Map
    Asiento present hordenat a payon les responsions dels pezos e mezures : delahun boch al altre de tots los presents bochs nnomenats los quals son cap e regiment de la mercadoria hordenat ... Diagrammatic map of weights and measures in use in 27 Mediterranean and European seaports. Oriented with north to the right. Each port city is represented by a vignette of a prominent local tower and the vignettes are connected by rhumb lines. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (light brown) and watercolors. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 4. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...
    • Contributor: Domenech, Arnald - Roselli, Piero
    • Date: 1563
  • Map
    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas]. Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Does not cover Black Sea. Title devised by cataloguer. Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys). Contains 11 compass roses in a circle centered on Sicily, 2 additional roses in Iberia, and rhumb lines connecting all roses and some central points without roses. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (brown) and dark watercolors. LC Nautical charts on ...
    • Date: 1550
  • 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
    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
    • Date: 1747
  • 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
    United States Exploring Expedition
    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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  • Collection
    Discovery and Exploration This category documents the discovery and exploration with both manuscripts and published maps. Many of these maps reflect the European Age of Discoveries, dating from the late 15th century to the 17th century when Europeans were concerned primarily with determining the outline of the continents as they explored and mapped the coastal areas and the major waterways. Also included are 18th and 19th century ...

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  • Web Page
    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 ...
  • Web Page
    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 ...
  • Article
    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 ...