Collection Items

  • Map
    Kun yu wan guo quan tu
    坤輿萬國全圖 | Great universal geographic map
    Relief shown pictorially. Title from Web page (viewed on April 20, 2010). Sheets individually numbered, e.g. Si fu. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Online version of the map on an exhibition at the Library of Congress that opened from Jan. 12 to April 17, 2010. The main map shows an oval shaped world map, includes insets...
    • Contributor: Ricci, Matteo - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
    • Date: 1602
  • Map
    Orbis terrae novissima descriptio Includes two wind charts, compass rose, lunar chart, climatic zones, armillary sphere, notes and illustrations In upper right corner: I. LC copy mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Mercator, Gerhard - Hondius, Jodocus - Leclerc, Jean
    • Date: 1602
  • Map
    Tipus orbis terrarum Relief shown pictorially. Includes ancillary maps of America, Europe, Africa, and Asia in border. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Solis, Hermando De.
    • Date: 1603
  • Map
    Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula Dated 1606 in statement of dedication. Relief shown pictorially. Described in: The mapping of the world / Rodney W. Shirley. London : Holland Press, 1983. No. 255, state 2. Includes ill. and 2 insets. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 20-85
    • Contributor: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon - Ende, Josua Van Den
    • Date: 1606
  • Map
    Orbis terrarum descriptio duobis planis hemisphaeriis compreh... Includes notes and illustrations including the garden of Eden, the last judgement, and the four seasons. LC copy mounted on paper, wrinkled, with some staining and pin holes in all corners. French map of the North Pole affixed to the back, with manuscript commentary. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 295 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Geylekerck, Nicolaes - Jansz, Jan
    • Date: 1618
  • Map
    Charte vniuerselle de tovt le monde : en laqvelle plvsievrs r...
    Charte universelle de tout le monde
    Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrations, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. Assembled from two sheets. LC copy lightly colored, in green only. Mounted on cloth, with pin holes in all corners. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 323 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Danckerts, Cornelis - Tavernier, Melchior
    • Date: 1628
  • Map
    Typvs orbis terrarvm Relief shown pictorially. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 19-85 Vault
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1628
  • Map
    Noua orbis terrarum delineatio singulari ratione accommodata ...
    Nova orbis terrarum delineatio singulari ratione accommodata meridiano tabb. Rudolphi astronomicarum
    Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Johannes Kepler's Tabvlae Rudolphinae. Ulm : Johannes Saur, 1627-30. Prime meridian based on the astronomer Tycho Brahe's observatory in Denmark. Map drawn in three parts (left to right): 1 half-hemisphere (15 cm. radius), 1 hemisphere (29 cm. in diameter), and 1 half-hemisphere (15 cm. radius). Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, p. 358-9 Bricker, Charles. Landmarks of...
    • Contributor: Eckebrecht, Philipp - Walch, J. P. (Johann Philipp) - Kepler, Johannes
    • Date: 1630
  • Map
    Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula
    Briefve declaration de la division, forme & singularitez du monde
    Includes two ancillary celestial hemispheres, notes, and illustrations. Map appears in Nicolas Tassin's Cartes generales de tovtes les prouinces de France. LC copy has text in French on three sheets framing the map on right, left, and lower margins. This text was published by Jean le Clerc, and does not seem to be directly related to the map. The entire composite sheet is mounted...
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus - Le Roy, Henri - Lochom, Michel Van - Le Clerc, Jean - Tassin, Christophe Nicolas
    • Date: 1636
  • Map
    Orbis terrarum typus de integro multis in locis emendatus Includes illustrations of the seasons and the elements, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. Illustrations of costumes: Hispani -- Galli -- Itali -- Germani -- Angli -- Belgae -- Groenlandi -- Chinenses -- Javani -- Guineenses -- Peruuiani -- Magellanici. LC copy mounted on cloth, with mended tears and all margins ragged. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Visscher, Claes Jansz - Goos, Pieter
    • Date: 1639
  • Map
    Nova totivs terrarvm orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabvla
    Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula | Beschrijvinghe des geheelen aerdtrycx
    Relief shown pictorially. Date from dedication. Assembled from two sheets. Appears in Jansson's Nieuwen atlas, volume 1, 1657. Includes notes. Illustrations include images of the four elements and portraits of Julius Caeser, Ptolemy, Mercator and Hondius. Latin. Text on verso in Dutch. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus - Jansson, Jan
    • Date: 1641
  • Map
    Vniversale descrittione di tvtto il monde
    Universale descrittione di tutto il monde
    Relief shown pictorially. Probably the second state of the map. Differs from the first state in the reworking of Tierra del Fuego to include the Straits of Magellan. Presents Staten Island, west of Tierra del Fuego, as an island, presumably based on the observations of Hendrik Brouwer in 1643. Differs from the state owned by the Harry Ransom Center by the presence of a...
    • Contributor: Rosaccio, Giuseppe
    • Date: 1643
  • Map
    Nova totivs terrarvm orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabvl...
    Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula
    Includes northern and southern celestial hemispheres, charts of longitude, notes, and illustrations of the four elements. LC copy mounted on paper. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, 360 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Tavernier, Melchior
    • Date: 1643
  • Map
    Novvelle et exacte description dv globe terrestre
    Nouvelle et exacte description du globe terrestre
    Includes illustrations of the seasons and the elements, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. According to Shirley, the map is based on one by Visscher, rather than Blaeu. Illustrations of costumes: Francois -- Espaignolz -- Italiens -- Allemans -- Anglois -- Hollandois -- Cevx de lisle de Groenland -- Les Chinois -- De lisle de Java -- De la Gvinee -- Dv Perov -- De...
    • Contributor: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon - Visscher, Claes Jansz - Fer, Antoine De
    • Date: 1645
  • Map
    Novvelle et exacte description de la terre vniverselle : selo...
    Nouvelle et exacte description de la terre universelle
    Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Includes two mariner's compasses, a perpetual calendar, diagram of the solar system, star charts of northern and southern hemispheres, text, and illustrations. LC copy mounted on cloth. Left and right margins ragged, liquid stain in middle of upper part of map. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Boisseau, Jean
    • Date: 1646
  • Map
    Charte vniuerselle de tovt le monde.
    Charte universelle de tout le monde
    Relief shown pictorially. Includes notes. Illustrations include images of the garden of Eden and the Last Judgment and four allegorical figures in the corners of the sheet. Assembled from 4 sheets. LC copy in two sheets, mounted together on cloth. Fold lined through the center of each hemisphere, with losses along folds. Annotated with orange pencil "x"s in North and Central America. Shirley, R.W....
    • Contributor: Berey, Nicolas
    • Date: 1650
  • Map
    Mappe-monde, ou carte générale du monde : dessignée en deux p... Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. LC copy stamped on: 480B. Mounted on cloth. Annotations in Australia. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 390 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Mariette, Pierre - Rivière
    • Date: 1651
  • Map
    L'hydrographie ou description de l'eau au c'est a dire des me...
    Hydrographie ou description des principales mers
    Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 394 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas
    • Date: 1652
  • Map
    Orbis terrarum typus de integro multis in locis emendatus Includes illustrations of the seasons and the elements, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. Illustrations of costumes: Hispani -- Galli -- Itali -- Germani -- Angli -- Belgae -- Groenlandi -- Chinenses -- Javani -- Guineenses -- Peruuiani -- Magellanici. LC copy mounted on cloth, rubbed, discolored. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Visscher, Claes Jansz - Goos, Pieter
    • Date: 1652
  • Map
    Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula Relief shown pictorially. Includes text, 2 ancillary celestial hemispheres, and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 2001-24
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1655
  • Map
    Orbis vetus et orbis veteris utraque continens, terrarumq[ue]... Relief shown pictorially. "Cum privilegio regis ad Vicennium." Shows California as an island. Appears in Sanson's Cartes generales de toutes les parties du monde. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 400 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Somer, J. - Mariette, Pierre
    • Date: 1657
  • Map
    Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula Relief shown pictorially. Includes col. ill. Insets: Polus arcticus -- Polus antarcticus -- Polus septentrionalis -- Systema mundi juxtamentem Claudii Ptolemaei Alexand -- Genuinum mundi systema secundum N. Copernici hypothesin -- Polus meridionalis. Mounted on cloth. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined vertically in half. Pin holes in cloth tape in all corners. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Wit, Frederik De.
    • Date: 1660
  • Map
    La carte générale du monde Relief shown pictorially. Includes text, 2 celestial hemispheres, 3 compasses, and latitudinal sphere. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 26-86 Vault
    • Contributor: Duval, P. (Pierre) - Berey, Nicolas
    • Date: 1661
  • Map
    [Nova et accuratissima totius terrarum orbis tabula]. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. in margins. Vault
    • Contributor: Blaeu, Joan
    • Date: 1664
  • Map
    Mappe-monde, ou carte generale du globe terrestre : represent... Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. LC copy: left half mounted on paper, fold lined. Lightly hand colored to mark continental boundaries and some place names. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, 419 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Mariette, Pierre
    • Date: 1669
  • Map
    Kun yu quan tu.
    坤舆全图.
    Wood block prints. Shows the world in two hemispheres. Relief shown pictorially. Based on the world map of Joannes Blaeu. Translated title: Double Hemisphere Map of the World. Includes ill. and text. Gift; Arthur William Hummel; 1930, no. 5. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Verbiest, Ferdinand - Blaeu, Joan - Hummel, Arthur W. (Arthur William)
    • Date: 1674
  • Map
    Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula Shows California as an island. Includes illustrations, including scenes of the four seasons. Ancillary maps and charts: Incrementum et decrementum dierū -- Phasis lunae naturalis -- Hypothesis Tychonican -- Hypothesis Ptolomaica -- Phasis lunae artificialis -- Hypothesis Copernicana. Appears in Seller's Atlas maritimus. LC copy trimmed to neat line on left, right and bottom margins. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 460 Available also...
    • Contributor: Seller, John
    • Date: 1675
  • Map
    Carte vniverselle du commerce, c'est à dire carte hidrographi...
    Carte universelle du commerce
    Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrations of ships on trade routes. Shows California as an island. LC copy foldlined. Stamped on verso: 6849. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 364 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Duval, P. (Pierre)
    • Date: 1677
  • Map
    Mappe-monde, ou carte generale du globe terrestre : represent... Relief shown pictorially. Appears in atlases published after Sanson's death by his heirs. LC copy: fold lined, with liquid staining from left and right margins to middle of hemispheres. Lightly hand colored to mark political boundaries. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Mariette, Pierre
    • Date: 1678
  • Map
    A mapp of all the world projected in two hemispheres in which... Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrated cartouche and coat of arms. Dedicated to Charles II. Shows California as an island. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 501 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Berry, William
    • Date: 1680
  • Map
    Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula. Relief shown pictorially. Includes two ancillary polar hemispheres and illustrations. LC copy foldlined, with three pin holes in lower margin. Hand coloring to delineate continental boundaries only. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, 499 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Wit, Frederik De
    • Date: 1680
  • Map
    Mappa mondo o vero carta generale del globo terestre : rapres... LC copy lightly hand colored, showing political boundaries only. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Luillier, J.
    • Date: 1684
  • Map
    Nova orbis tabvla in lvcem edita
    Nova orbis tabula in lucem edita
    Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Atlas. Amsterdam, 1688? Includes maps of the north polar region and south polar region and col. ill. Vertically fold-lined in half. Mounted on paper, mounted on cloth. LC copy imperfect: Pin holes in cloth tape at fold and in all corners. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Wit, Frederik De.
    • Date: 1688
  • Map
    To Capt. John Wood this map of the world, drawn according to ...
    Map of the world, drawn according to Mercators projection
    Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Includes the name "Pensilvania", so is a second state issued after 1682. Includes illustrations, north polar hemisphere, two compass roses and rhumb lines. Printed on two sheets and pasted together. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, 472 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Morden, Robert - Berry, William
    • Date: 1690
  • Map
    Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Atlas minor. Amsterdam, 1690? Includes ancillary maps of north polar region and south polar region and col. ill. Mounted on cloth. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined vertically in half. Minor losses along upper half of fold. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Visscher, Nicolaes
    • Date: 1690
  • Map
    Nova orbis tabula, ad usum serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis
    Mappe monde ou description du globe terrestre & aquatique presentée a Monseigneur Le Duc de Bourgogne
    Relief shown pictorially. French. Titles in Latin and French. Includes ill. Accompanied by: Tables geographiques des division du globe terrestre par le Sr. Sanson geographe ordinaire du Roy / a Paris : Chez Hubert Jaillot (on sheet 64 x 54 cm., unmounted, fold-lined horizontally in half). Mounted on cloth. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined vertically in half. Pin holes in cloth tape in all corners....
    • Contributor: Jaillot, Alexis Hubert
    • Date: 1694
  • Map
    Mappe-monde, dressé sur les observations de mrs. de l'Academi...
    Nova orbis tabula ad usum serenissimi Burgundiae ducis
    Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrations and 4 small hemispherical polar projections. Appears in Sanson's Atlas nouveau. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. French. Alternate title only in Latin.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Mortier, Pierre
    • Date: 1696
  • Map
    [Sphendonē], hoc est, fvnda Posidonii.
    Sphendonē, that is, the world of Posidonii | Dionysius in the world traveled by the Greeks
    From Bertius' Ancient Geography. Paris, 1630. In Latin and Greek. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Posidonius - Bertius, Petrus
    • Date: 1630
  • Map
    [Terrestrial globe gores]. Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied by cataloger. Reissued by Giuseppe di Rossi in 1615. Dedication in upper hemisphere: Illmo. viro optimaraq. artium amatori et Fautori D. Paulo Mellino Romano ... In lower hemisphere: I. Hondius Lectori S. In locorum longitudine ... Longitudines incepimus non ab Insulis Fortunatis ut Ptolome[us], sed ab iis quae acores vocantur quod acus nautica ibi recta in septentrionem vergat Vale....
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus - Rossi, Giuseppe Di.
    • Date: 1615
  • Map
    [Globus terrarum] Relief shown pictorially. Gores for a 20 cm. globe. Title supplied by cataloger. Date from Shirley's Mapping of the world, 1993. Includes ill. LC copy: Sheet 1 annotated in pencil in upper right "W. Lowery" and in ink in upper left "27". Sheet 4 annotated in ink in upper right "114" and lower left "26". LC copy imperfect: Lacking sheet 2. Central vertical fold...
    • Contributor: Habrecht, Isaac - Fürst, Paul
    • Date: 1612
  • Map
    [Globus terrarum] Relief shown pictorially. Gores for a 16.3 cm. globe. Title supplied by cataloger. Includes watermark. Includes ill. LC copy: Pencil annotations across bottom. LC copy imperfect: Central horizontal and vertical fold lines. Liquid staining on upper and lower right and left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no.: 2004-3
    • Contributor: Blacus, G. I. - Jollain, Gérard
    • Date: 1666
  • Map
    Antiqvissima orbis delineatio.
    Antiquissima orbis delineatio
    Relief shown pictorially. Publication information from text. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Briet, Philip
    • Date: 1649
  • Map
    Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north towards the right. Includes two views "Modus muniendi apud Mahikanenses" and illustrations including an illustrated cartouche. No text on verso. LC copy trimmed to outer neat line and mounted on paper. Lightly hand colored in green only. Stamped on verso: 7610. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Place names in Latin...
    • Contributor: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
    • Date: 1630
  • Map
    Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north towards the right. Includes two views "Modus muniendi apud Mahikanenses" and illustrations including an illustrated cartouche. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Place names in Latin and Dutch. Text on verso in French.
    • Contributor: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
    • Date: 1635