CollectionFinding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we...
- Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth
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CollectionPanoramic Maps The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings,...
- Contributor: Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Hébert, John R. - Dempsey, Patrick E. (Patrick Eugene)
- Date: 1997
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Photo, Print, DrawingItinéraire - de l'ascension de nuit du 7 août 1884, de la Villette à Poisly 1 ms. map : ink, col. | Hand-drawn map shows the route, time, and altitude of a night balloon journey in France from La Villette (Paris) southwest to Poisly, August 7, 1884.
- Contributor: Hervé, Henri
- Date: 1884
CollectionCities and Towns This category includes maps that depict individual buildings to panoramic views of large urban areas. These maps record the evolution of cities illustrating the development and nature of economic activities, educational and religious facilities, parks, street patterns and widths, and transportation systems.
- Date: 1500
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Photo, Print, DrawingHistorical atlas of Wisconsin, embracing complete state and county maps, city & village plats, together with separate state and county histories; Catalog Record Only 322 pp. incl. front., 108 maps, 34 pl. fol. cm. | LOT 3714 Illustrated with ca. 200 lithographs of public buildings, business establishments, summer hotels, luxurious homes, well-stocked farms, landscapes, portraits of prominent people, etc. Special articles on geology, education, and agriculture.
- Contributor: Snyder, Van Vechten and Company
- Date: 1878