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    Hiberniae, Britannicae Insvlae nova descripto. Relief shown pictorially. Phillips, 406 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Filed with Eastham Collection in G&M Vault: EA 20-A: ga61 02-20-2013
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1598
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    [La Coruña. El Ferrol, Spain] Pen and water colors on vellum. Both maps oriented with north to the bottom. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 50a Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus.
    • Contributor: Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1589
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    Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii alioru[m]que lustrationes.
    Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorū que lustrationes
    Relief shown pictorially. First document known to name America. Red ink grid on 2 sheets. Text applied over blank areas on 2 sheets. Manuscript annotations in the margin of 1 sheet. All sheets bear a watermark of a triple pointed crown. Two stamps on verso of upper left hand sheet: Fürstl. Waldburg Wolfegg'sches Kupferstichkabinett -- Furstl. Waldbg. Wolf. Bibliothek. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis...
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 1507
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    Imagines coeli meridionales Earliest known European printed star chart. Originally bound in the Schöner Sammelband. LC copy annotated by Johann Schöner. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Stabius, Johannes - Dürer, Albrecht - Schöner, Johann
    • Date: 1515
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    Maps: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Maps - Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1514
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    Das erst general inhaltend die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs und Moeres.
    Erst general oder gemeine Tafeln innhaltend den gantzen Umbkreiss und Kugel der Welt
    Woodcut oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds and winds. Includes entwined initials "DK" in lower left corner, standing for the woodcutter David Kandel. Appears in German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmografia. Includes illustrations. Text and illustrations on verso. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 92 Gift ; Mrs. Ellett ; November 7, 1950. Map in Latin. Title and text on verso in German....
    • Contributor: Kandel, David - Münster, Sebastian - Henricpetri, Sebastian
    • Date: 1569
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    [Manuscript copy of sheet 6 of Waldseemüller's Carta marina]. Title provided by cataloger. Relief shown pictorially. Includes text and illustrations. Originally bound in the Sammelband. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Schöner, Johann - Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 1516
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    Typvs orbis terrarvm
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. Differs from LC's 1579[?] edition in having a more noticeable crack in lower left corner. Also...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenburg, Frans (Franciscus)
    • Date: 1584
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    [Map of western South America]. Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied by cataloger. Attributed to Gerard Mercator? Cf. Philip D. Burden's letter, April 14, 1994, to James Flatness. In cartouche: Celeberrimæ prouinciæ in America versus occidentem ... Andreas Theuetus Latius hoc commemorat. In lower border: Meridies. Includes note and ill. LC copy incomplete: One sheet of 6 sheets? Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster...
    • Contributor: Mercator, Gerhard - Thevet, André
    • Date: 1569
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    Theatrum orbis terrarum.
    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm.
    Relief shown pictorially. Catalogus auctorum includes 92 names. Epigram on t.p. verso has 16 lines. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. Phillips, 374, copy 1 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1 Includes "De Mona druidum insula" by H. Llwyd. Exhibited: A world of names, 1990. Exhibited: Images of the World, 1984. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Llwyd, Humphrey - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius)
    • Date: 1570

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    Typvs orbis terrarvm
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. LC copy mounted on cloth. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 122 Available also through the...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenburg, Frans (Franciscus)
    • Date: 1579
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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond Correspondence, memoranda, scripts, book drafts and resource material, articles, reports, notes, subject files, course files, organization files, biographical material, clippings, printed matter, slides and transparencies, photographs and negatives, digital files, and other papers documenting Sagan's career as an astronomer, astrobiologist, science educator, television personality, and author. Chronicles his work as a professor at Harvard University; professor of astronomy and space sciences at Cornell University;...
    • Contributor: Druyan, Ann - Sagan, Carl - Macfarlane, Seth

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    L'Amérique centr[ale] Shows North America south of Canada including the Caribbean. Traced from a ms. world map created for Henri II in 1542 as reproduced in Jomard's Les monuments de la geographie (plate XIX.1), 1842-1862 (Phillips 251). Reversed in lower left: 1556?. Oriented with south to the top. Pen-and-ink and red paint on tracing paper. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 83 Available also through the Library of Congress...
    • Date: 1542
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    [The Oztoticpac lands map]. Aztec pictorial document showing litigation map of Oztoticpac, an estate in Texcoco, ca. 1540. Title derived from The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, "The Oztoticpac Lands Map of Texcoco 1540," v. 23, no. 2, April 1966, pp. 76-116. Red and black ink. Worm holes. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 559 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault...
    • Date: 1540
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    Die erst general Tafel die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers innhaltende.
    Erste Landtafel begreifft in sich der ganzen Erdkugel
    Oval map within illustrated border. Woodcut. Appears in Sebastian Münster's Cosmografia. Prime meridian: Ferro. Includes notes. Text and illustration on verso. LC copy mounted in paper frame. Label on verso inscribed "101/52". Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 163 Title and text in German. Place names in Latin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian - Henricpetri, Sebastian
    • Date: 1588
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    Geografia tavole moderne di geografia de la maggior parte del mondo di diversi avtori raccolte et messe secondo l'ordine di Tolomeo con i disegni di molte città et fortezze di diverse provintie ... ga10 2006-03-10 sent to CMT Relief shown pictorially. Phillips, 3392 Each plate or leaf is numbered with pencil, pen-and-ink, or both, with some numbers crossed out. Map 79 is printed on blue paper. Strips of paper affixed to the margins of some plates. Rebound in brown leather incorporating original tooled front and back boards. Includes manuscript table of contents, which does not correspond exactly...
    • Contributor: Lafréry, Antoine
    • Date: 1575

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    Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei. Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations of winds. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 674. Mounted on cloth and laminated. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Trechsel, Gaspard - Fries, Lorenz - Ptolemy
    • Date: 1541
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    Vera totius expeditionis nauticæ : descriptio D. Franc. Draci ... Shows routes around the world of Sir Francis Drake between 1577 and 1580 and Thomas Cavendish between 1586 and 1588. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift of the estate of Robert H. Power. Includes text, 2 ancillary maps showing landing at California and Java, 2 ancillary views showing Drake's welcome at Moluccas and Drake's ship cast...
    • Contributor: Power, Robert H. - Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1595
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    Americae et proximar regionvm orae descriptio.
    Americae et proximar regionum orae descriptio
    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Second state. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 95-34 Vault
    • Contributor: Rascicotti, Donato - Massa, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1580
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    Guang yu tu : er juan
    廣輿圖 : 二卷 /
    Woodblock print. Shows the Great Wall of China, the defense sturctures of the military towns along the border and the coast. Also shows the number of soldiers and horses stationed in the border towns, and ethnic groups in the border area.. Enlarged Universal terrestrial atlas of China. Covers Yellow River, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, and the administrative divisions of China in Ming Dynasty....
    • Contributor: Chinese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Zhu, Siben - Luo, Hongxian
    • Date: 1558
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    Tabula noua totius orbis.
    Tabula nova totius orbis
    Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in an edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations and notes. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 676. Manuscript "246" in upper right corner. Indecipherable drawing off the lower west coast of Africa. Manuscript inscriptions and red bordered label with manuscript "40/48" on verso. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47 Available also...
    • Contributor: Trechsel, Gaspard - Fries, Lorenz - Ptolemy
    • Date: 1541
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    Das heilig Lande mit Ausztheilung der zwoelff Geschlechter.
    Palaestina, des heiligen Landes Beschreibung mit sampt den anstossenden Laendern und Voelctern alss die Ammoniter, Jdumeer [sic], Araber, u.
    Relief shown pictorially. Title and text in German. Place names in Latin. Appears in Sebastian Munster's Cosmographey. Basel : Sebastian Petri, 1588. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2005. Includes notes. LC copy imperfect: Central fold line with 2 stains at center, mended tear in central right margin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster...
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian - Henricpetri, Sebastian
    • Date: 1588
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    Maps: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Maps - Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1540
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    [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Mexico to northern Chile]. Spanish? Title supplied by cataloger. Pen-and-ink; black, brown, green, and red. Trimmed to a rough rectangle. Matted and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Imperfect: Some tears on edge and several holes. Vault
    • Date: 1500