Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ile Lucon (Philippines) habitation. This lithograph is one of 65 that were included in the volume of maps published after the round-the-world voyage of the corvette Seniavin commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I and carried out in 1826-29 under the command of Captain Fedor Litke (the Russian version of the name of Count Friedrich Lütke, a Baltic German). The expedition began in Kronstadt (the main imperial Russian naval base...
    • Contributor: Kittlitz, F. H. V. (Friedrich Heinrich Von) - Engelmann, G. (Godefroy) - Arnout, Jean Baptiste
    • Date: 1826
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ile Lucon (Philippines) vue dans l'intérieur. This lithograph is one of 65 that were included in the volume of maps published after the round-the-world voyage of the corvette Seniavin commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I and carried out in 1826-29 under the command of Captain Fedor Litke (the Russian version of the name of Count Friedrich Lütke, a Baltic German). The expedition began in Kronstadt (the main imperial Russian naval base...
    • Contributor: Kittlitz, F. H. V. (Friedrich Heinrich Von) - Engelmann, G. (Godefroy) - Arnout, Jean Baptiste
    • Date: 1826
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Vue dans l'interieur de l'ile Lucon (iles Philippines). This lithograph is one of 65 that were included in the volume of maps published after the round-the-world voyage of the corvette Seniavin commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I and carried out in 1826-29 under the command of Captain Fedor Litke (the Russian version of the name of Count Friedrich Lütke, a Baltic German). The expedition began in Kronstadt (the main imperial Russian naval base...
    • Contributor: Postels, A. (Aleksandr) - Thierry Frères (Firm) - Engelmann, G. (Godefroy) - Joly, Alexis-Victor
    • Date: 1826
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Vue de Manila, capitale de l'ile Lucon (iles Philippines). This lithograph is one of 65 that were included in the volume of maps published after the round-the-world voyage of the corvette Seniavin commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I and carried out in 1826-29 under the command of Captain Fedor Litke (the Russian version of the name of Count Friedrich Lütke, a Baltic German). The expedition began in Kronstadt (the main imperial Russian naval base...
    • Contributor: Kittlitz, F. H. V. (Friedrich Heinrich Von) - Thierry Frères (Firm) - Engelmann, G. (Godefroy) - Thierry Frères - Villeneuve, Louis-Jules-Frédéric
    • Date: 1826
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Rue a Manila, capitale de l'ile Lucon (iles Philippines). This lithograph is one of 65 that were included in the volume of maps published after the round-the-world voyage of the corvette Seniavin commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I and carried out in 1826-29 under the command of Captain Fedor Litke (the Russian version of the name of Count Friedrich Lütke, a Baltic German). The expedition began in Kronstadt (the main imperial Russian naval base...
    • Contributor: Postels, A. (Aleksandr) - Bayot, Adolphe Jean Baptiste - Jacottet, Louis-Julien
    • Date: 1826
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Vue de la riviere Passig dans l'ile Lucon (iles Philippines). This lithograph is one of 65 that were included in the volume of maps published after the round-the-world voyage of the corvette Seniavin commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I and carried out in 1826-29 under the command of Captain Fedor Litke (the Russian version of the name of Count Friedrich Lütke, a Baltic German). The expedition began in Kronstadt (the main imperial Russian naval base...
    • Contributor: Kittlitz, F. H. V. (Friedrich Heinrich Von) - Thierry Frères (Firm) - Engelmann, G. (Godefroy) - Thierry Frères - Villeneuve, Louis-Jules-Frédéric
    • Date: 1826
  • Map
    Map of a Part of China, the Philippine Islands, the Isles of Sunda, the Moluccas, the Papuans.
    Carte d'une partie de la Chine, les isles Philippines, de la Sonde, Molusques, de Papoesi
    This 18th-century map of southeast Asia and parts of China was published in Amsterdam by the firm of Covens and Mortier. Pieter Mortier (1661-1711) built up a business that prospered by publishing new editions of atlases by Alexis Hubert Jaillot, Nicolas de Fer, and other French mapmakers. Mortier also acquired the stock of the Dutch mapmaker Frederik de Wit and the right to reprint...
    • Date: 1760
  • Book/Printed Material
    Report of What Happened to the Royal Navy of the Philippines, and the Victory Achieved Against the Dutch, Who Had Besieged the City of Manila for Six Months.
    Relacion del svceso dela armada real de Philipinas, y vitoria que alcanço delos Olandeses, que tuuieron sitiada seys meses ala Ciudad de Manila
    Relación del suceso dela armada real de Philipinas, y vitoria que alcanço delos Olandeses, que tuvieron sitiada seys meses ala Ciudad de Manila (Report of what happened to the royal navy of the Philippines, and the victory achieved against the Dutch, who had besieged the city of Manila for six months) was published in Lima, Peru, in 1619. The book deals with the events...
    • Contributor: Gonzáles De Arcos, Diego
    • Date: 1619

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Conqvista de las islas Malvcas. This is the first edition, published in Madrid in 1609, of a work that recounts in detail the struggle among Portugal, Spain, and local kings and sultans for control of the Maluku (Moluccan) Islands in the 16th century. Also called the Spice Islands, the Maluku are part of present-day Indonesia. Among the individuals who figure in the story are the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan,...
    • Contributor: Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress) - Leonardo De Argensola, Bartolomé
    • Date: 1609

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  • Map
    Karta ostrovov Bashi i Babui︠a︡n. 1826.
    Карта островов Баши и Бабуян. 1826.
    Na ėtom zhe liste karta: Karta ostrovov Likeo i Madzhikosimo. Original map at: National Library of Russia From the atlas "Атлас Южного моря сочиненный флота капитан командором Крузенштерном." На этом же листе карта: Карта островов Ликео и Маджикосимо.
    • Contributor: Kruzenshtern, Ivan Fedorovich
    • Date: 1826
  • Map
    A Hydrographical and Chorographical Chart of the Philippine Islands.
    Carta Hydrographica y Chorographica de las Yslas Filipinas Dedicada al Rey Nuestro Señor por el Mariscal d. Campo D. Fernando Valdes Tamon Cavallo del Orden de Santiago de Govor. Y Capn.
    This magnificent map of the Philippine archipelago, drawn by the Jesuit Father Pedro Murillo Velarde (1696--1753) and published in Manila in 1734, is the first and most important scientific map of the Philippines. The Philippines were at that time a vital part of the Spanish Empire, and the map shows the maritime routes from Manila to Spain and to New Spain (Mexico and other...
    • Contributor: Bagay, Nicolás De La Cruz - Murillo Velarde, Pedro
    • Date: 1734
  • Book/Printed Material
    Codicil of Queen Isabel the Catholic, Executed at Medina del Campo, on November 23, 1504.
    Codicilo de la Reina Isabel la Católica, otorgado en Medina del Campo, el 23 de noviembre de 1504
    On November 23, 1504, three days before her death, Queen Isabella of Spain signed, in Medina del Campo, a codicil before the same notary, Gaspar de Gricio, and five of the seven witnesses who had been present on October 12 for the signing of her last will and testament. In the testament, the queen addressed the fundamental aspects of government by the Catholic monarchs....
    • Contributor: Isabella I, Queen of Spain
    • Date: 1504

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Journal of Magellan's Voyage. This manuscript volume, dating from around 1525, details Ferdinand Magellan's voyage around the world in 1519-22. The work is attributed to Antonio Pigafetta, a Venetian scholar who was born in Vincenza, Italy, around 1490 and who accompanied Magellan on the voyage. Pigafetta kept a detailed journal, the original of which is lost. However, an account of the voyage, written by Pigafetta between 1522 and...
    • Contributor: Pigafetta, Antonio
    • Date: 1522

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  • Collection
    Voyage autour du Monde fait par ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Nicolas Ier. sur la Corvette Le Séniavine, pendant des années 1826, 1827, 1828 & 1829, Sous le Commandement de Frederic Lütke. The round-the-world voyage of the corvette Seniavin was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I and carried out in 1826-29 under the command of Captain Fedor Litke (the Russian version of the name of Count Friedrich Lütke, a Baltic German). The expedition began in Kronstadt (the main imperial Russian naval base near Saint Petersburg where Russian circumnavigations typically began and ended); it then traveled around Cape...
    • Contributor: Postels, A. (Aleksandr) - Kittlitz, F. H. V. (Friedrich Heinrich Von) - Nicholas I - Engelmann, G. (Godefroy) - Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia
    • Date: 1830

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Women Getting their Hair Done at the Chez Marie Beauty Shop. This image shows women getting their hair done at a beauty salon in Miami, Florida in 1939, near the end of the Great Depression in the United States and on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Women's hairstyles were becoming longer and fuller as permanent waves (perms) became popular and more widely available. The modernist furniture and the use of technology...
    • Contributor: Fishbaugh, W. A. (William A.)
    • Date: 1939
  • Book/Printed Material
    Derrotero del Golfo de Aden... Derrotero del Golfo de Aden (Gulf of Aden pilot) is a set of navigational instructions in Spanish for the Gulf of Aden, the east coast of Arabia, Socotra and adjacent islands, and the coast of Somalia. Shown here is the revised and updated second edition published in 1887. Most of the information is derived from other publications, namely the 1885 French pilot Instructions nautiques...
    • Contributor: Spain. Dirección De Hidrografía. - Sp̂ain. Dirección De Hidrografía.
    • Date: 1887
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Religious Parade, Santa Rosa de Lima.
    Religious parade, Santa Rosa de Lima
    This photograph shows a procession in honor of Saint Rose of Lima, the first Catholic saint in the New World and the patroness of the Americas and the Philippines. On August 30, the feast day of the saint, the faithful from throughout Peru visit her sanctuary in Lima, as well as the town of Santa Rosa de Quives, where she spent her teenage years....
    • Date: 1957
  • Map
    Military Map, Island of Puerto Rico. This military map of Puerto Rico was published in 1898, the year in which the United States, in the course of the Spanish-American War, seized the island from Spain. Hostilities began on May 12 with a blockade and bombardment of the city of San Juan by the U.S. Navy. This was followed with the landing off the coast of Guánica on July 12 of...
    • Contributor: Julius Bien and Company - Morey, W., Junior
    • Date: 1898
  • Book/Printed Material
    Letter from Francis Darwin to Carl Semper. The letter presented here is from a series of letters written between 1877 and 1882 by the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809--82), and his son, Sir Francis Darwin (1848--1925), to the German scientist Carl Gottfried Semper (1832--93). The letters are preserved in the University and State Library Düsseldorf. Semper specialized in invertebrate zoology and ecology and is best known for his extensive field studies...
    • Contributor: Darwin, Francis, Sir - Semper, C. (Carl)
    • Date: 1882
  • Book/Printed Material
    Letter from Charles Darwin to Carl Semper. The letter presented here is from a series of letters written between 1877 and 1882 by the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809--82), and his son, Sir Francis Darwin (1848--1925), to the German scientist Carl Gottfried Semper (1832--93). The letters are preserved in the University and State Library Düsseldorf. Semper specialized in invertebrate zoology and ecology and is best known for his extensive field studies...
    • Contributor: Darwin, Charles - Semper, C. (Carl)
    • Date: 1877
  • Book/Printed Material
    Letter from Francis Darwin to Carl Semper. The letter presented here is from a series of letters written between 1877 and 1882 by the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809--82), and his son, Sir Francis Darwin (1848--1925), to the German scientist Carl Gottfried Semper (1832--93). The letters are preserved in the University and State Library Düsseldorf. Semper specialized in invertebrate zoology and ecology and is best known for his extensive field studies...
    • Contributor: Darwin, Francis, Sir - Semper, C. (Carl)
    • Date: 1882
  • Map
    A New Description of Asia.
    Asiae nova descriptio
    The Flemish geographer and scholar Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in 1570. It contained 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense: a bound book of map plates and accompanying text specifically produced to give a uniform, complete presentation. More than 7,300 copies of...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1579
  • Book/Printed Material
    Letter from Francis Darwin to Carl Semper. The letter presented here is from a series of letters written between 1877 and 1882 by the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809--82), and his son, Sir Francis Darwin (1848--1925), to the German scientist Carl Gottfried Semper (1832--93). The letters are preserved in the University and State Library Düsseldorf. Semper specialized in invertebrate zoology and ecology and is best known for his extensive field studies...
    • Contributor: Darwin, Francis, Sir - Semper, C. (Carl)
    • Date: 1882
  • Book/Printed Material
    Letter from Charles Darwin to Carl Semper. The letter presented here is from a series of letters written between 1877 and 1882 by the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809--82), and his son, Sir Francis Darwin (1848--1925), to the German scientist Carl Gottfried Semper (1832--93). The letters are preserved in the University and State Library Düsseldorf. Semper specialized in invertebrate zoology and ecology and is best known for his extensive field studies...
    • Contributor: Darwin, Charles - Semper, C. (Carl)
    • Date: 1878
  • Book/Printed Material
    Letter from Charles Darwin to Carl Semper. The letter presented here is from a series of letters written between 1877 and 1882 by the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809--82), and his son, Sir Francis Darwin (1848--1925), to the German scientist Carl Gottfried Semper (1832--93). The letters are preserved in the University and State Library Düsseldorf. Semper specialized in invertebrate zoology and ecology and is best known for his extensive field studies...
    • Contributor: Darwin, Charles - Semper, C. (Carl)
    • Date: 1878