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    [Chart of the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and the coasts of western Europe and northwest Africa] Title devised by cataloguer. Catalan titles for illustrations. Latin statement of responsibility. Oriented with north to the right. Contains 5 wind roses. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 7. Pen-and-ink and goauche. Includes 2 bar scales in unidentified units, and many illustrations throughout. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Prunes, Mateus
    • Date: 1559
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of Europe and northwest Africa]. Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Contains 4 compass roses in a circle centered in Italy to the north of Rome and half of a fifth on the trimmed center left edge. Pen-and ink in brown, red, and green, with possible traces of gilding. The chart appears to have been cropped at the left and possibly the...
    • Date: 15??
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    [Da Ming yu di tu].
    大明與地图. | Atlas of the Ming Empire
    Title supplied. Copy imperfect: acquired copy has holes on some pages. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift; Warner purchase; 1929, no. 10. Previous call number: G2305 .D3 1566 Vault Shelf Shows 18 maps, includes 13 provinces, 2 zhili, and general maps during (嘉靖年間) Jianjing period. Taiwan is not shown, and Macau is not marked...
    • Contributor: Warner, Langdon
    • Date: 1547

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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coast of Spain and Portugal] Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Fragmentary signature on upper right portion leading into neck reads "Io Placid...". Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys). Contains 10 small and 4 large compass roses centered on Sicily. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 14. Pen-and-ink and goauche, with traces of gilding. Includes 2 scale bars (unidentified units),...
    • Contributor: Oliva, Placido
    • Date: 1575
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    Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio
    Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio
    Covers North and South America with the adjacent seas. Relief shown pictorially. From the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress, no. 1303. Originally printed on 6 sheets. Described in Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, v. 6, no. 3 (May 1949), p. 18-20. Includes texts in cartouche, statements of dedication, coats-of-arms, ill. of allegorical figure "Victoria", and ill. of sailing ships at sea and...
    • Contributor: Cock, Hieronymus - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Gutiérrez, Diego
    • Date: 1562
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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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    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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    Universale della nuovamente parte del mondo ritrovata. Relief shown pictorially. In upper left corner: 455. In upper right corner: 456. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1565
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    S. Augustini : pars est terra Florida, sub latitudine 30 grad, ora vero maritima humilior est, lancinata et insulosa. Scale not given. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Includes text in rectanglar cartouche. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 49 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus. G3934.S2 1589 .B6 Copy 1 previously shelved under: G3934.S2 1589 .W4 Copy 1. he01 2009-05-04.
    • Contributor: Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress) - Boazio, Baptista - White, John
    • Date: 1589
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    Peruuiae avriferæ regionis typus Shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Transferred from the collection of the Canal Zone Library-Museum, 1980. Appears in the author's Théâtre de l'univers ... 1598. Phillips 406 Includes ill. French text on verso. Annotated in pencil, on verso, with Canal Zone Library map checklist number: 28. Vault
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hurtado De Mendoza, Diego - Chaves, Geronimo
    • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    [Geografia tavole moderne di geografia]. Relief shown pictorially. Some maps entirely in Italian, some maps entirely in Latin. Title derived by cataloger from title page of bound Lafréry atlas. Seventeen loose sheets that appear in atlases sold by Antoine Lafréry. Phillips, 5917 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Forlani, Paolo - Gastaldi, Giacomo - Lafréry, Antoine
    • Date: 1575

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    [La Coruña. El Ferrol, Spain] Ink on paper. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 50b 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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    Typvs orbis terrarvm.
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Includes illustrations. Appears to be an etched, probably unauthorized copy of an edition Ortelius's map, possibly made in Italy. This map copies the re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. The word "occidens" on the left edge of the map reads bottom to top rather than top...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1579
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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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    Carta marina nuova tavola. Text and ill. on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Gastaldo, Jacopo
    • Date: 1561
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    Carta marina navigatoria Portvgallen navigationes, atqve tocius cogniti orbis terre marisqve formam natvram sitvs et terminos nostris temporibvs recognitos et ab antiqvorum traditione differentes, eciam qvor vetvsti non meminervnt avtores, hec generaliter ...
    Carta marina navigatoria Portugallen navigationes, atque tocius cogniti orbis terre marisque formam naturam situs et terminos nostris temporibus recognitos et ab antiquorum traditione differentes, eciam quor vetusti non meminerunt autore, hec generaliter indicat
    Relief shown pictorially. Includes text and illustrations. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Sheet 6 appears to be a proof copy and was laid in after the Sammelband was bound. All sheets except for sheet 6 annotated in ink and red ink by Johann Schöner. All sheets bear a watermark of a triple pointed crown. Sheet 9 has a paper patch within a shield covering...
    • Contributor: Schöner, Johann - Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 1516

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    [Map of the Western Hemisphere] Title plate to Nova Reperta, a series of engravings after drawings by Stradanus published by Galle in Antwerp. Shows Christopher Columbus pointing to a map of the Western Hemisphere. New France and Florida are indicated in North America. In addition to the map, notable developments in science and technology of the late 16th century are illustrated. Mounted on paper. LC copy imperfect: Margins trimmed....
    • Contributor: Straet, Jan Van Der - Galle, Théodore
    • Date: 1590
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    Floridae Americae provinciae recens & exactissima descriptio auctorè Iacobo le Moyne cui cognomen de Morgues, qui Laudōnierum, altera Gallorum in eam prouinciam nauigatione comitat est, atque adhibitis aliquot militibus ob pericula, regionis ... Relief shown pictorially. Shows Florida region, northeastern coastline, Port Royal, Fort Caroline, Cuba, rivers, cities, and other geographical entities. Mounted on cloth backing. Published in Le Moyne's Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae provincia Gallis acciderunt ... 1591, pt. 2 of Théodore de Bry's Great voyages. Accompanied by a reduced reproduction, with missing medallion and part of title and scale bar cut-off. (1...
    • Contributor: Le Moyne De Morgues, Jacques
    • Date: 1591
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    [San Juan de Ulúa Watercolor on vellum. Upper corners damp marked, with very slight marking of the drawing. Mounted on cloth. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 46 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus.
    • Contributor: Eraso, Cristóbal De. - Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1570
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas]. Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Does not cover Black Sea. Title devised by cataloguer. Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys). Contains 11 compass roses in a circle centered on Sicily, 2 additional roses in Iberia, and rhumb lines connecting all roses and some central points without roses. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (brown) and dark watercolors. LC Nautical charts on...
    • Date: 1550