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  • Map
    A new and elegent general atlas, containing maps of each of the United States. Signed by H.S. Tanner, S. Lewis, W. Darby, and Sam Harrison as engravers. Map 54 of Louisiana Territory is a reduction of W. Darby's 4 sheet map issued in 1817. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Lucas, Fielding
    • Date: 1817

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    Tian xia zong yu tu.
    天下總輿圖
    Covers the world, 17 provinces of Qing Dynasty, Xinjiang, and Mongolian tribes. Shows administrative system of Jiaqing period (1801-1820). Wood block print. Gift; Arthur William Hummel; 1930, no. 3. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Previous call no.: G2305.T46 Map Cage
    • Date: 1890

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    Gran tavola cosmografica contenente le rotazioni annuali terresti corrispondenti al sole : veduta dai poli per meglio far conoscere l'alternativa delle ombre e della luce : con sue refrazioni, posizione della luna ... Includes text, four hemispherical views of the Earth showing night and day and different times and latitudes, and colored illustrations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Discoloration along edges, torn and repaired, wrinkles, and loses along edges.
    • Contributor: Villa, Ignazio
    • Date: 1855
  • Map
    Planisphaerivm Aratevm sive Compages Orbivm Mvndanorvm ex hypothesi Aratea in plano expressa.
    Planisphaerium Arateum sive Compages Orbium Mundanorum ex hypothesi Aratea in plano expressa
    Appears in Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia macrocosmica. Amstelodami : Apud Gerardum Valk & Petrum Schenk, 1708. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy accompanied by photocopy. LC copy hand colored. Stamped in blue ink in lower left margin: 309A.
    • Contributor: Cellarius, Andreas - Schenk, Peter - Valck, G. (Gerard)
    • Date: 1708
  • Map
    [Genoese world map 1457]. Title from Stevenson's text. In lower right corner: E.O. Cockayne, Boston. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. See GA307 1457.G457 for text by E.L. Stevenson. LC copy mounted on cloth and laminated.
    • Date: 1912
  • 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
    Carta universal en que se contiene todo lo que del mundo se ha descubierto fasta agora In lower margin: The second Borgian map by Diego Ribero, Seville 1529. "Reproduced from the original in the Museum of the 'Propaganda' in Rome, lent by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, by W. Griggs, London." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Ribero, Diego
    • Date: 1887
  • 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
    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
    Kemâliyle nakş olunmuş cümle cihan numûnesi Relief shown pictorially. Text states the map was translated into Turkish in 967 (Oct. 1559 to Sept. 1560). Map based on Oronce Fine's cordiform map of 1534, according to Shirley's Mapping of the world, 1993. Hâci Ahmed is probably a pseudonym, possibly of Michele Membré and Nicolò Cambi. One of 24 impressions printed in 1795 from six woodcut blocks when found in the archives ...
    • Contributor: Hâcı Ahmed - Fine, Oronce
    • Date: 1795
  • Map
    Vniversale descrittione di tvtta la terra conoscivta fin qvi. 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
    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
    Noua orbis terrarum delineatio singulari ratione accommodata meridiano tabb. Rudolphi astronomicarum
    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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    Le globe terrestre représenté en deux plans-hémisphères : dressé sur la projection de Mr. de la Hyre de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, et sur plusieurs routiers et mémoires des plus habiles pilotes ... Scale ca. 1:35,000,000 at the equator. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Includes text, notes, and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Nolin, Jean Baptiste - Bocquet, Nicolas François
    • Date: 1708
  • Map
    Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu
    Bankoku shōka no zu.
    Shows the world, based on knowledge from numerous famous Chinese and Japanese classics and Buddhism. Depths shown pictorially. Wood block print. Map and author, Hōtan, listed in Imago Mundi's Review of early cartography, v. 10, 1954. "... prototype of Buddhist world maps." Bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 94-37
    • Contributor: Sōshun
    • Date: 1710
  • Map
    Mappa totius mundi : adornata juxta observationes dnn. academiae regalis scientiarum et nonnullorum aliorum secundum annotationes recentissimas Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Tobias Conrad Lotter's Atlas géographique de cent et huit cartes générales et spéciales. Augsburg, 1778. Includes note, ill., and ancillary maps of the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere. Date principally obscured. Vertically fold-lined in half, mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De - Lotter, Tobias Conrad
    • 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
    Carte generale de la terre : appliquée a l'astronomie pour l'etude de la géographie terrestre et celeste Relief shown pictorially. Includes text, table of climates, table of coordinates, and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Fold-lined. On verso in manuscript ink in upper right corner: "25."
    • Contributor: Flecheux, M.
    • Date: 1782
  • Map
    Sankai yochi zenzu. Scale ca. 1:27,000,000 at the equator. Wood block print, hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows continents and oceans of the world at about 1600. Based on Matteo Ricci's World map which was published in China in 1602. Includes text. At head of text: Chikyū bankoku sankai yochi zenzu setsu. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Nagakubo, Sekisui - Ricci, Matteo
    • Date: 1785