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  • Map
    A synopsis of the universe, or, the visible world epitomiz'd
    Visible world epitomiz'd
    Includes text, illustrations of armillary spheres, diagrams of Pythagorean, Platonic, Ptolematic, Tycho, Egyptian, Chaldean and other systems, and ill. Described in: Wright, Thomas, Clavis Cœlestis being the explication of a diagram ..., with a preface by M.A. Hoskin, London, Dawsons, 1967. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Stamped in blue ink in lower-left corner on all sheets: ...
    • Contributor: Wright, Thomas
    • Date: 1742
  • Map
    [Collection of nine images including astronomical instruments, celestial charts, and a world map]. Title devised by cataloger. English, French and Latin. James Ferguson article from Gent. Mag. March 1769. Nine printed images and two panels of printed text mounted on paper within hand drawn frames colored yellow. From various sources, unidentified except for the Ferguson article. Mounted on cloth and stamped in blue ink in lower left margin: 312A. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...
    • Contributor: Ferguson, James
    • Date: 1769
  • Map
    A Mercator map of the starry heavens : comprehending the whole equinoctial and terminated by the polar circles Shows the path of the Great Comet of 1807, several planets, and the introduction of two constellations: Sciurus Volans (Flying Squirrel) and Marmor Sculptile (Bust of Columbus). Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink. "Publish'd according to Act of Congress." Accompanied by text: Description and exploration of the Mercator map of the starry heavens : with its application in the solutions of problems. 30 p. : ill. ...
    • Contributor: Croswell, William - Wightman, Thomas
    • Date: 1810

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  • Map
    A celestial planisphere, or map of the heavens "Entered according to Act of Congress Septr. 1st. 1835 by F.J. Huntington of the State of Connecticut." "Pl. VIII." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Fragile, taped along vertical fold line.
    • Contributor: Huntington, Francis Junius - Evans, William Gardner - Burritt, Elijah H. (Elijah Hinsdale)
    • Date: 1835
  • Map
    Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes
    Stars of the first five magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes
    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy photocopy with slightly different typography and mounted on cloth is similar to LC original printed copy. LC copy mounted on cloth.
    • Contributor: Dilks, Albert W.
    • Date: 1909
  • Map
    Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes
    Stars of the first five magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes
    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy hand colored. LC copy has blue crayon on verso: 14207/1909. LC copy imperfect: Torn in half along vertical fold line.
    • Contributor: Dilks, Albert W.
    • Date: 1909
  • Map
    USAF lunar wall mosaic : LEM-1B.
    Lunar earthside hemisphere
    "Mosaic compiled November 1962." "Lithographed by ACIC 3-63." Relief shown by shading. Lunar coordinates: W 0⁰--E 0⁰/N 90⁰--S 90⁰. Includes "Lunar data" and "Graphic data." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (U.S.)
    • Date: 1962
  • Map
    USAF lunar reference mosaic : LEM-1. "Mosaic compiled November 1962." In lower right margin: Lunar earthside hemisphere. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (U.S.)
    • Date: 1966
  • Map
    [Maps of the surface of the Moon Geologic and artistic interpretations have been combined to produce reconstructions of the visual appearance of the Moon at two geologically significant points in its evolution. Relief shown by shading. Title supplied by cataloger. Maps hand painted on top of original remote-sensing image. Maps signed "Don Davis" at lower right. Described in: Icarus 15, 1971. p. 368-72. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...
    • Contributor: Davis, Donald E. - Wilhelms, Don E. - Geological Survey (U.S.)
    • Date: 3000
  • Map
    Typus universalis terre. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. From: A.E. Nordenskiold Facsimile atlas, 1889.
    • Contributor: Reisch, Gregor
    • Date: 1889
  • Map
    A new and correct map of the world : laid down according to the newest observations & discoveries in several different projections including the trade winds, monsoons, variation of the compass, and ... Relief shown pictorially. Insets: The northern hemisphere upon the plane of the Equinoctial -- The northern coelestial hemisphere -- A projection of ye world upon equidistant meridians and parallels -- The northern hemisphere upon the plane of the Ecliptic -- The face of the moon -- Tycho system -- Sphæra recta -- Mercury -- The sun enlightning ye moon -- The southern hemisphere upon ...
    • Contributor: Godson, W.
    • Date: 1702
  • Map
    Planiglobii terrestris cum utroq hemisphærio cælesti generalis repræsentatio. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Homann, Johann Baptist
    • Date: 1716
  • Map
    A new & correct map of the whole World. Two issues, one issue shows colonial sea to sea grants in North America. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 2 copies, vary slightly. Vault
    • Contributor: Moll, Herman
    • Date: 1719
  • Map
    Chart, containing the coasts of California, New Albion, and Russian discoveries to the north; with the peninsula of Kamtschatka, in Asia, opposite thereto; and islands, dispersed over the Pacific Ocean, to the ... Scale ca. 1:16,300,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London and Ferro. Shows routes of major exploration. In lower right corner: IV. Includes charts of astronomical observations and descriptive and historic text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
    • Date: 1775
  • Map
    Bowles's new and accurate map of the world, or Terrestrial globe : laid down from the best observations and newest discoveries particularly those lately made in the south seas by Anson, Byron, ... Shows various expedition routes. Relief shown pictorially. Includes text and col. ill. Ancillary maps: Solar system -- Northern hemisphere -- Southern hemisphere -- Astronomical latitude and longitude analemma -- Universal scale of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, secants, & c. & c. -- Chart of the world according to Mercator's projection -- Selenography or a map of the moon -- Vicissitude of seasons explained ...
    • Contributor: Bowles, Carington
    • Date: 1780
  • Map
    Western New World or Hemisphere. Eastern Old World or Hemisphere. Shows Western and Eastern hemispheres separately. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Date: 1786
  • Map
    Bowles's new pocket map of the world, laid down from the latest observations and comprehending the new discoveries to the present time, particularly those lately made in the southern seas, by Byron, ... Scale ca. 1:75,000,000. Hand colored. LC copy annotated in pencil below New Zealand and in ink above place of publication with manuscript date of 1784. Includes illus. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Bowles, Carington
    • Date: 1791
  • Map
    Map of the World from the best authorities. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Carey, Mathew
    • Date: 1795
  • Map
    A new map of the world : with all the new discoveries by Capt. Cook and other navigators : ornamented with the Solar System, the eclipses of the sun, moon & planets ... Relief shown pictorially. Also shows lines of magnetic variation and marine wind-direction arrows. "Published as the Act directs, Aug't 1st 1799, by I. Evans, No. 41 Long Lane, West Smithfield." Originally printed on 2 sheets. Imperfect: Use-worn, fold-lined, wrinkled/missing small sections at edges, taped on verso at edges. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Purchase; Richard B. ...
    • Contributor: Kitchen, T. (Thomas) - Evans, John - Kitchen, T.
    • Date: 1799
  • Map
    The world on Mercator's projection, Scale ca. 1:33,000,000. Hand colored. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Relief shown pictorially. "Published by John Melish & Saml. Harrison." Cartouche: H. Bridport, deld. [sic], G. Murray, sct. Includes text "To find the distance of one place from another" and statistical table. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 650/1; 700/1; 700/2
    • Contributor: Melish, John - Harrison, Samuel - Bridport, Hugh - Murray, George
    • Date: 1817
  • Map
    The world on Mercator's projection, Scale ca. 1:33,000,000. Hand colored. Mounted on cloth backing. Relief shown pictorially. LC copy 2 imperfect: Small pieces missing. Discolored, surface varnished. "Published by John Melish & Saml. Harrison." Cartouche: H. Bridport, deld. [sic], G. Murray, sct. Includes text "To find distance of one place from another" and statistical table. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...
    • Contributor: Melish, John - Harrison, Samuel - Bridport, Hugh - Murray, George
    • Date: 1818
  • Map
    The world on Mercator's projection, Scale ca. 1:33,000,000. Hand colored. Mounted on cardboard and cloth backing. Relief shown pictorially. LC copy imperfect: Small pieces missing. Discolored and brittle. Cartouche: H. Bridport, deld. [sic], G. Murray, sct. Includes text "To find the distance of one place from another" and statistical table. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 650/1; 700/1; 700/2
    • Contributor: Melish, John - Harrison, Samuel - Bridport, Hugh - Murray, George
    • Date: 1820
  • Map
    The world, on a globular projection, exhibiting the geographical researches of modern travellers & navigators Relief shown pictorially. Purchase; FY '13 Philip Lee Phillips Society purchase; March 2013. Includes statistics and illustrations of the world's highest mountains and longest rivers by continents. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy sectioned into 24 and mounted on cloth to facilitate folding. Two marbled covers affixed to verso. Dealer: Vobam, Sweden
    • Contributor: Vance, D. H. (David H.) - Vance, D. H.
    • Date: 1826
  • Map
    The world "January 1833." Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault Acquisitions control no. 99-43
    • Contributor: Van Schaack, Mary
    • Date: 1833
  • Map
    Chart. "...to accompany Report no. 596, made by T. Butler King,..." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Maury, M. F.
    • Date: 1848