Collection Items

  • Map
    [Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast]. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on vellum. Each double-page illumination (col. diagrs., col. maps) 21 x 29 cm. Compass rose on inside back cover. "Maps 1, 2, and 10 show America. No. 1 shows the Gulf of California which Ulloa discovered in 1539. On the same map Yucatan is shown as an island, and the east and west coasts of North and South America are...
    • Contributor: Agnese, Battista
    • Date: 1544

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  • Map
    Theatrum orbis terrarum.
    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm
    Relief shown pictorially. Colophon: 20 Mai 1570. Catalogus auctorum includes 87 names. T.p. verso blank. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. Staining from pigment on facing pages. Blank leaves inserted between map sheets. Front cover displays the name and arms of Jean, comte de Hoya, bishop of Münster and Osnabrück (1566-74). Phillips, 3389 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1A Includes "De...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius) - Llwyd, Humphrey
    • Date: 1570

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  • Map
    Theatrum orbis terrarum.
    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm.
    Relief shown pictorially. Catalogus auctorum includes 92 names. Epigram on t.p. verso has 16 lines. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. Phillips, 374, copy 1 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1 Includes "De Mona druidum insula" by H. Llwyd. Exhibited: A world of names, 1990. Exhibited: Images of the World, 1984. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius) - Llwyd, Humphrey
    • Date: 1570

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  • Map
    Geografia tavole moderne di geografia de la maggior parte del mondo di diversi avtori raccolte et messe secondo l'ordine di Tolomeo con i disegni di molte città et fortezze di diverse provintie ... ga10 2006-03-10 sent to CMT Relief shown pictorially. Phillips, 3392 Each plate or leaf is numbered with pencil, pen-and-ink, or both, with some numbers crossed out. Map 79 is printed on blue paper. Strips of paper affixed to the margins of some plates. Rebound in brown leather incorporating original tooled front and back boards. Includes manuscript table of contents, which does not correspond exactly...
    • Contributor: Lafréry, Antoine
    • Date: 1575

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  • Map
    [Geografia tavole moderne di geografia]. Relief shown pictorially. Some maps entirely in Italian, some maps entirely in Latin. Title derived by cataloger from title page of bound Lafréry atlas. Seventeen loose sheets that appear in atlases sold by Antoine Lafréry. Phillips, 5917 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Lafréry, Antoine - Forlani, Paolo - Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1575

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  • Map
    Carta marina navigatoria Portvgallen navigationes, atqve tocius cogniti orbis terre marisqve formam natvram sitvs et terminos nostris temporibvs recognitos et ab antiqvorum traditione differentes, eciam qvor vetvsti non meminervnt avtores, hec generaliter ...
    Carta marina navigatoria Portugallen navigationes, atque tocius cogniti orbis terre marisque formam naturam situs et terminos nostris temporibus recognitos et ab antiquorum traditione differentes, eciam quor vetusti non meminerunt autore, hec generaliter indicat
    Relief shown pictorially. Includes text and illustrations. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Sheet 6 appears to be a proof copy and was laid in after the Sammelband was bound. All sheets except for sheet 6 annotated in ink and red ink by Johann Schöner. All sheets bear a watermark of a triple pointed crown. Sheet 9 has a paper patch within a shield covering...
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin - Schöner, Johann
    • Date: 1516

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  • Map
    [Celestial globe gores]. Title provided by cataloger. Likely proof sheets, as lines for the tropics and the ecliptic are missing. Earliest known celestial gores. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Gores trimmed and mounted on paper. LC copy annotated by Schöner. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Schöner, Johann
    • Date: 1517
  • Map
    [Fragmentary celestial globe gores]. Title provided by cataloger. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Found in the binding of the Sammelband in 1905, mounted on paper, and bound in. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Schöner, Johann
    • Date: 1517
  • Map
    [Fragmentary terrestrial globe gores]. Relief shown pictorially. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Found in the binding of the Sammelband in 1905, mounted on paper and bound in. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Schöner, Johann
    • Date: 1517
  • Map
    [Manuscript copy of sheet 6 of Waldseemüller's Carta marina]. Title provided by cataloger. Relief shown pictorially. Includes text and illustrations. Originally bound in the Sammelband. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin - Schöner, Johann
    • Date: 1516
  • Map
    [Portolan atlas of the Mediterranean Sea, western Europe, and the northwest coast of Africa]. Title supplied by cataloger. Attributed to Joan Oliva by John Wolter in A portolan atlas of the Mediterranean Sea and western European waters, with a world map, 1987. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on vellum. World map painted on paper affixed to vellum. Six blank paper pages precede and follow the 10 vellum pages of maps. Circular watermarks on pp. [3] and [19]. Bound in contemporary...
    • Contributor: Oliva, Joan
    • Date: 1590

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Claudii Ptolemei viri Alexandrini mathematice discipline philosophi doctissimi Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum archetypis castigatissime pressum, ceteris ante lucubratorum multo prestantius ...
    Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum archtypis castigatissime pressum, ceteris ante lucubratorum multo prestantius | Geographie opus novissima traductione e Grecorum archetypis castigatissime pressum, ceteris ante lucubratorum multo prestantius | Geographi[a]e opus nouissima traductione e Gr[a]ecorum archtypis castigatissime pressum, c[a]eteris ante lucubratorum multo pr[a]estantius
    Jacopo d'Angelo's Latin translation from the Greek of Ptolemy's Geographia. "This edition was commenced by ... Martin Waltzemüller ... about the year 1505 ... Mathias Ringmann ... was also employed on the work. The modern maps were prepared by Waltzemüller, and most of them--perhaps all--engraved as early as 1507. The completion of the text, however, was delayed; and in 1508 all of the material...
    • Contributor: Ptolemy - D'angelo, Jacopo - Ringmann, Matthias - Essler, Jaco - Übelin, Georg - Waldseemüller, Martin - John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1513

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  • Map
    [Da Ming yu di tu].
    大明與地图. | Atlas of the Ming Empire
    Title supplied. Copy imperfect: acquired copy has holes on some pages. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift; Warner purchase; 1929, no. 10. Previous call number: G2305 .D3 1566 Vault Shelf Shows 18 maps, includes 13 provinces, 2 zhili, and general maps during (嘉靖年間) Jianjing period. Taiwan is not shown, and Macau is not marked...
    • Contributor: Warner, Langdon
    • Date: 1547

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  • Map
    Imagines coeli meridionales Earliest known European printed star chart. Originally bound in the Schöner Sammelband. LC copy annotated by Johann Schöner. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Stabius, Johannes - Dürer, Albrecht - Schöner, Johann
    • Date: 1515
  • Map
    Noua, et integra uniuersi orbis descriptio
    Nova, et integra vniversi orbis descriptio | Nova, et integra universi orbis descriptio
    Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on paper, mounted on linen.
    • Contributor: Fine, Oronce
    • Date: 1531
  • Map
    Tabula noua totius orbis.
    Tabula nova totius orbis Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in an edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations and notes. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 676. Manuscript "246" in upper right corner. Indecipherable drawing off the lower west coast of Africa. Manuscript inscriptions and red bordered label with manuscript "40/48" on verso. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47 Available also...
    • Contributor: Fries, Lorenz - Trechsel, Gaspard - Ptolemy
    • Date: 1541
  • Map
    Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations of winds. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 674. Mounted on cloth and laminated. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Fries, Lorenz - Trechsel, Gaspard - Ptolemy
    • Date: 1541
  • Map
    Typus orbis universalis. Appears in Claudius Ptolemaeus' Geographia. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in black ink on verso: 187. Vault
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian
    • Date: 1550
  • Map
    Carta marina nuova tavola. Text and ill. on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Gastaldo, Jacopo
    • Date: 1561
  • Map
    Vniversale descrittione di tvtta la terra conoscivta fin qvi.
    Universale descrittione di tutta la terra conosciuta fin qui
    Relief shown pictorially. Based on an earlier map by Giacomo Gastaldi. From the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress, no. 1304. Originally printed on 2 sheets, each 48 x 40 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text and ill. Vault
    • Contributor: Forlani, Paolo - Bertelli, Ferando - Gastaldi, Giacomo - Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius)
    • Date: 1565
  • Map
    Das erst general inhaltend die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs und Moeres.
    Erst general oder gemeine Tafeln innhaltend den gantzen Umbkreiss und Kugel der Welt Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Woodcut oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds and winds. Includes entwined initials "DK" in lower left corner, standing for the woodcutter David Kandel. Appears in German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmografia. Includes illustrations. Text and illustrations on verso. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 92 Gift ; Mrs. Ellett ; November 7, 1950. Map in Latin. Title and text on verso in German....
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian - Kandel, David - Henricpetri, Sebastian
    • Date: 1569
  • Map
    Typvs orbis terrarvm
    Typus orbis terrarum Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. LC copy mounted on cloth. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 122 Available also through the...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenburg, Frans (Franciscus)
    • Date: 1579
  • Map
    Typvs orbis terrarvm
    Typus orbis terrarum Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. Differs from LC's 1579[?] edition in having a more noticeable crack in lower left corner. Also...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenburg, Frans (Franciscus)
    • Date: 1584
  • Map
    Typvs orbis terrarvm.
    Typus orbis terrarum Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Includes illustrations. Appears to be an etched, probably unauthorized copy of an edition Ortelius's map, possibly made in Italy. This map copies the re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. The word "occidens" on the left edge of the map reads bottom to top rather than top...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1579
  • Map
    Die erst general Tafel die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers innhaltende.
    Erste Landtafel begreifft in sich der ganzen Erdkugel Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Oval map within illustrated border. Woodcut. Appears in Sebastian Münster's Cosmografia. Prime meridian: Ferro. Includes notes. Text and illustration on verso. LC copy mounted in paper frame. Label on verso inscribed "101/52". Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 163 Title and text in German. Place names in Latin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian - Henricpetri, Sebastian
    • Date: 1588