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    [Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast]. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on vellum. Each double-page illumination (col. diagrs., col. maps) 21 x 29 cm. Compass rose on inside back cover. "Maps 1, 2, and 10 show America. No. 1 shows the Gulf of California which Ulloa discovered in 1539. On the same map Yucatan is shown as an island, and the east and west coasts of North and South America are ...
    • Contributor: Agnese, Battista
    • Date: 1544

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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: 1570
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    [San Juan de Ulúa Ground plan of a projected fortress.
    • Contributor: Eraso, Cristóbal De. - Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1570
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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: Gutiérrez, Diego - Cock, Hieronymus - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1562
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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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    [Fragmentary terrestrial globe gores]. Relief shown pictorially. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Found in the binding of the Sammelband in 1905, mounted on paper and bound in. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Schöner, Johann
    • Date: 1517
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    [Mapa del Golfo y costa de la Nueva España : desde el Río de Panuco hasta el cabo de Santa Elena ...]. Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coast from the vicinity of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina of the United States, location of Indian settlements, and lakes and rivers in the region to the Pánuco River in Mexico; the interior is as far north as the latitude of the Tennessee River. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...
    • Contributor: Santa Cruz, Alonso De - Archivo General De Indias
    • Date: 1572
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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. Appears in the author's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes ill. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1584
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    Vniversale descrittione di tvtta la terra conoscivta fin qvi. Relief shown pictorially. Based on an earlier map by Giacomo Gastaldi. From the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress, no. 1304. Originally printed on 2 sheets, each 48 x 40 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text and ill. Vault
    • Contributor: Forlani, Paolo - Bertelli, Ferando - Gastaldi, Giacomo - Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius)
    • Date: 1565
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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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    [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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    [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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    [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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    Typvs orbis terrarvm Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 18-85
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1589
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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
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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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    Finding 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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    [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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    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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    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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    Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni tÿpus. Covers northern Asia. Relief shown pictorially. From Abraham Ortelius's atlas: Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1603 ed. Hand col. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, notes, and col. ill. Text on verso.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Vrients, Jan Baptista
    • Date: 1570
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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: 1570
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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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    [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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    Asiento present hordenat a payon les responsions dels pezos e mezures : delahun boch al altre de tots los presents bochs nnomenats los quals son cap e regiment de la mercadoria hordenat ... Diagrammatic map of weights and measures in use in 27 Mediterranean and European seaports. Oriented with north to the right. Each port city is represented by a vignette of a prominent local tower and the vignettes are connected by rhumb lines. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (light brown) and watercolors. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 4. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...
    • Contributor: Domenech, Arnald - Roselli, Piero
    • Date: 1563