This category includes maps that typically portray the physical environment and a variety of cultural elements for a geographic area at a particular point in time. The maps in this category show a geographic area larger than a city or town and do not display a subject that is part of one of the thematic categories.
[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 ...
Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Be...
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 ...
Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth
Typus orbis universalis.
Appears in Claudius Ptolemaeus' Geographia. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in black ink on verso: 187. Vault
[Chart of the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and the coasts of wes...
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.
Cities 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.
Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem l...
New weldt oder Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land India ligen
Relief shown pictorially. South America labeled in German, geographic features otherwise in Latin. Appears in the author's Cosmographei. Basel, Switzerland. 1550. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July 24-Nov. 29, 2003. Fold-lined.
Tavola dell' isole nuove, le quali son nominate occidentali &...
Relief shown pictorially. Transferred from the collection of the Canal Zone Library-Museum, 1980. Attributed to Sebastian Münster. LC copy annotated in lower margin prior to reproduction: A map of North and South America in 1550. Literal translation of title is "Map of the New Islands which are called the Occident and Indian by divers persons." Published under permission of the Council. Includes ill. LC ...
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. ...
Luo, Hongxian - Zhu, Siben - Chinese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
[Belgium titled collection of maps]
The Belgium Titled Collection is representative of the history of the country's cartography. It is primarily composed of non-manuscript maps acquired by the Geography & Map Division prior to 1968. These maps do not appear in the Library's online catalog. The collection contains maps of the entire country and administrative regions; panoramic views and pictorial maps; transportation maps emphasizing roads and railroads; harbor and ...
[Lienzo Vischer I; map of Tecamachalco.
Scale not given. Relief shown pictorially. Second generation photocopy prepared in 1974 by Photo-duplication Services, Wayne State University, Detroit. Original manuscript map in Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel, Switzerland. Terms in pictographs. Shows area around and southeast of Tecamachalco, Puebla, Mexico accompanied by genealogical information on the ruling caciques of the town from 1325 to 1557. Accompanied by: Notes on Lienzo de Tecamachalco. 2 l. ...
Atlas included. Copy also in atlas. In Dutch, in color. Reproduction showing the city layout, roads, waterways, terrain and landmarks in and around the city of Bruges, Belgium. Reproduction made in 1880, as Prospectius for "Atlas des Villes de la Belgique au XVI Siecle Jacques de Deventer.". Map of Bruges, Belgium.
Deventer, J. De.
Alexandri Magni Macedonis expeditio /
Shows the Empire of Alexander the Great at its greatest extent. Covers from Greece as far as east as modern day India and Pakistan. Relief shown pictorially. "Cum privilegio Imp. et Ordinum Belgicor. ad decennium." From Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes dedication from Abrah. Ortelius to the Honorable [or Lord] Henry Schotius and inset "Iovis ammonis oraculum."
[Maps of Peru from approximately 1553 to 1970].
This record covers single maps of Peru, which are not represented in the LC database by separate catalog records. This collection includes single printed maps and photocopies of printed or manuscript single maps as well as some multi-sheet single maps, plates from atlases, books or periodicals, and printed facsimiles. These maps cover Peru as a whole, regions of Peru, administrative divisions, and cities and ...
Tabula nouarum insularum, quas diuersis respectibus Occidenta...
Tabula novarum insularum, quas diversis respectibus Occidentales & Indianas vocant | Nouus orbis, qui insulas habet Indici Oceani ...
Relief shown pictorially. South America also labeled in German. Appears in the author's Cosmographiae universalis. Basel, Switzerland. 1559. Fold-lined. LC copy imperfect: Missing extreme upper right corner, minor losses to lower-middle of map.
[Plan of Mexico City]
Relief shown pictorially. Gift; John (Jack) M. Raymond; July 2016. A woodcut. Appears in: Giovanni Battista Ramusio's Delle navigationi et viaggi [Viaggi volume 30 ; page 309].
Moscouia Sigmunds Freyherms zu Herberstain, Neyperg vnd Guete...
Moscovia Sigmunds Freyherms zu Herberstain, Neyperg und Guetenhag u. verteutscht :
Relief shown pictorially. Also covers regions of Eastern Europe bordering on Muscovy. LC copy possibly removed from Herberstein's book: Moscouia der Hauptstat in Reissen, durch Herrn Sigmunden Freyherrn zu Herberstain, Neyperg vnd Guetenhag zusamen getragen. 1557. LC copy imperfect: Torn at sheet edges, mounted in cloth backing. Includes ill. in borders, coats-of-arms, and pictorial representations of forests, mountains, rivers, and towns.
[Plan of Mexico City]
Relief shown pictorially. Gift; John (Jack) M. Raymond; July 2016. A woodcut. Appears in: Giovanni Battista Ramusio's Delle navigationi et viaggi [Viaggi volume 30 ; pages 308-309].