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Collection Map Tasker Howard Bliss collection of World War I maps and related materials.

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About this Item

Title

  • Tasker Howard Bliss collection of World War I maps and related materials.

Summary

  • Consists principally of col. and black-and-white maps of Europe (as a whole) and of individual European countries and regions during the period of World War I and the succeeding Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Some of these are annotated with ms. (ink, col. pencil) additions. Also there are various related maps of Asia and Turkey, and miscellaneous maps of Texas, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. In addition to maps there are photocopied aerial views (many negative) of ancient cities and fortresses, and there are diagrams, illustrations, statistical tables, a paperbound atlas (Europe and Near East showing newly redrawn international boundaries), a photograph, and various typewritten sheets. Some map sheets have a typewritten text affixed to the recto.

Names

  • Bliss, Tasker Howard, 1853-1930.

Created / Published

  • [1916?-1920]

Headings

  • -  Europe--History--1871-1918--Maps
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Territorial questions--Europe--Maps
  • -  Territory, National--Europe--History--Maps
  • -  Ethnology--Europe--Maps
  • -  Europe--Maps
  • -  Asia--Maps
  • -  Turkey--Maps
  • -  Europe
  • -  Asia
  • -  Turkey

Genre

  • Maps

Notes

  • -  Relief shown by contours, hachures, gradient tints, and spot heights on some maps.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  The collection was amassed by Gen. Tasker Howard Bliss (1853-1930) during his World War I military service in Europe and during his service as a U.S. Commissioner to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, which dealt with rearranging the international boundaries of central and eastern Europe on ethnic bases.
  • -  Some maps include text, 1 or more insets, and ill.
  • -  Inventory in Geography & Map Division Reading Room.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Geography and Map Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/eadgmd.gm014002

Medium

  • 234 pieces (chiefly color maps, some with manuscript additions) : some photocopies ; 188 x 125 cm or smaller

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G5701.S65 coll .B5

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/gmd.home

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004627137

Access Advisory

  • Open to research.

Online Format

  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Finding Aid

Rights & Access

The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of the United States Code) or any other restrictions in the Map Collection materials.

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

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Chicago citation style:

Bliss, Tasker Howard. Tasker Howard Bliss collection of World War I maps and related materials. [?-1920, 1585] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004627137/.

APA citation style:

Bliss, T. H. (1585) Tasker Howard Bliss collection of World War I maps and related materials. [?-1920] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004627137/.

MLA citation style:

Bliss, Tasker Howard. Tasker Howard Bliss collection of World War I maps and related materials. [?-1920, 1585] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004627137/>.