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    Military Battles and Campaigns This category contains maps showing campaigns of major military conflicts including troop movements, defensive structures and groundworks, roads to and from sites of military engagements, campsites, and local buildings, topography and vegetation. Some of the maps are manuscripts drawn on the field of battle, while others are engraved including some that have manuscript annotations reflecting the history of the battle or campaign. A significant...
    • Date: 1570

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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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    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 - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius) - Llwyd, Humphrey
    • Date: 1570

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    Portugalliae : que olim Lusitania, nouissima & exactissima de... "... anno MCCCCCLX." Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Text on verso. On verso: 14. Filed with Eastham Collection in G&M Vault: EA 225-A: ga61 02-20-2013
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Seco, Fernando Alvares
    • Date: 1560
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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: Lafréry, Antoine - Forlani, Paolo - Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1575

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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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    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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    General Maps 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.
    • Date: 1290

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    Geografia tavole moderne di geografia de la maggior parte del... 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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    [Mapa del Golfo y costa de la Nueva España : desde el Río de ... 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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    [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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    [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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    Theatrum orbis terrarum.
    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm
    Relief shown pictorially. Colophon: 20 Mai 1570. Catalogus auctorum includes 87 names. T.p. verso blank. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. Staining from pigment on facing pages. Blank leaves inserted between map sheets. Front cover displays the name and arms of Jean, comte de Hoya, bishop of Münster and Osnabrück (1566-74). Phillips, 3389 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1A Includes "De...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius) - Llwyd, Humphrey
    • Date: 1570

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    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...
    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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    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.
    • Date: 1500

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    Maps: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Prese... Maps - Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1570
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    Maps: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Prese... Maps - Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1570
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the ... 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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    Theatre des cites dv monde.
    • Contributor: Braun, Georg
    • Date: 1576
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    [Maps of Colombia from approximately 1657 to 1970]. This record covers single maps of Colombia, 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 Colombia as a whole, regions of Colombia, administrative areas, and cities and...
    • Date: 1579
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    Brvxella, Scale not given. Pictorial map. Houses shown in perspective. Indexed for points of interest. Text on verso. AACR2 Vault
    • Contributor: [Braun, Georg]
    • Date: 1570
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    L'isole piu famose del mondo
    Isole piv famose del mondo
    Colophon: In Vinetia, Appresso Giorgio Angelieri, a instantia de Simon Galignani de Karera, 1575. The second, expanded edition. "All'ill're S. conte Georgio Triultio, dottore, cavaliere, conte di Melzo, regio, e ducal senatore." Signatures: a-b⁶ c² A-R⁶. Engraved t.p. and 47 engraved maps. Woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces; Galignani's elaborate printer's device at end. Phillips. Atlases, 167 Sabin 64149 Index, "Tavola delle cose piu notabili...
    • Contributor: Porcacchi, Thomaso
    • Date: 1576
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    Mondo nuovo.
    Mondo nvovo | Mondo nuouo | Descrittione dell'isola et Terra di Santa Croce, overo Mondo nuouo.
    Covers also easternmost portion of Asia, Japan, and westernmost portions of Greenland, Europe and Africa. Appears in: Porcacchi, Thomaso, approximately 1530-1585? Isole piáu famose del mondo. Venetia : Appresso S. Galignani & Girolamo Porro, 1572. page 161. Gift; John (Jack) M. Raymond; July 2016. Text on verso: Dell Isola di S. Croce ... page 162.
    • Contributor: Porcacchi, Thomaso
    • Date: 1572
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    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1579
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    Vrbis Romae sciographia ex antiquis monumentis accuratiss. de... Title from plates 2-5. Publication date from dedication; date of restrike from research. Plates 2-5, 8-11 are the Sciographia; plates 1, 6, 7, and 12 are the Triumph as originally issued. Achievement of arms of Rome "SPQR" on plate 2, and dedication to King of the French, Charles IX on plate 11. Frutaz, A.P. Le piante di Roma, XXII. Includes: Amplissimi ornatissimique triumphi uti...
    • Contributor: Du Pérac, Etienne
    • Date: 1574
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    Algieri fortificato l'anno MDLXXVIIII. Bird's-eye views show city wall, castle, coast defences, port fortifications, buildings, mosques, light house, roads, two large ships sailing and two ships docked at the port, and physical features: coastal line, water canals, vegetation, etc. Includes index to important buildings.
    • Contributor: Schoel, Hendrick Van
    • Date: 1579
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    Theatrum orbis terrarum.
    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm
    Relief shown pictorially. Catalogus auctorum includes 91 names. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. Phillips, 374, copy 3 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1 Includes "De Mona druidum insula" by H. Llwyd. Ninety-six maps dated from 1572-1595 are interleaved within the 53 map sheets of this 1570 ed., including sheets from the "Parergon theatri" of 1579-90 and maps from the "Addimentum...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius) - Llwyd, Humphrey
    • Date: 1570
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    Theatrvm,
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1573
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    Alexandria : vetustissimum Aegÿpti emporium, Amplissima civit... Relief shown Pictorially. "Reproduced in 1967 by Historic Urban Plans, Ithaca, New York." LC copy: "This is number [4] of an edition limited to 500 copies." Birds-eye view of Alexandria city in Egypt, the oldest market, the largest city, founded by Alexander the Great in 320 B.C. ..., North is oriented to the South, drawn in such a manner that the viewer can look...
    • Contributor: Braun, Georg
    • Date: 1575
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    [Maps of the state of Tabasco from approximately 1579 to 1970]. This record covers single maps of Tabasco, 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 Tabasco as a whole, and municipios of Tabasco. These maps show various...
    • Date: 1579
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    Specvlvm orbis terrarvm.
    • Contributor: Jode, Gerard De
    • Date: 1578
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    Théâtre de l'vnivers contenant les cartes de tovt le monde,
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1572
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    [Maps of Malta from approximately 1570 to 1970]. This record covers single maps of Malta, 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 Malta as a whole, regions of Malta, and cities and towns. These...
    • Date: 1570
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    Isole famose, porti, fortezze, e terre maritime sottoposte al...
    • Contributor: Camocio, Giovanni Francesco
    • Date: 1574
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    Americae sive novi orbis, no', va descriptio Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1570, French edition. Antwerp. Gift; John (Jack) M. Raymond; July 2016. Text on verso: Le Novveav monde ... 5.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1570
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    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1574
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    Theatrum orbis terrarum.
    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm
    Relief shown pictorially. Catalogus auctorum includes 94 names. Greek poem on t.p. verso. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. Phillips, 374, copy 2 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1D Includes "De Mona druidum insula" by H. Llwyd. G&M microfilm 1051. Previously G1006.T5 1570b copy 2.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius) - Llwyd, Humphrey
    • Date: 1570
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    Cairus, quae olim Babylon; Aegypti maxima urbs.
    Alcair, is called Cairus and Alcario (el Qâhirah)
    Bird's-eye view shows Cairo, Egypt largest city, after it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire (1516-1517). Added to the view figures in local dress, and other details. A reproduction from: Braun, Georg's "Civitates orbis terrarum." LC copy accompanied by a text: "translation of a German description of Cairo from a volume published by Braun and Hagenburg, probably at Nuremburg, about the year 1574 ....".
    • Contributor: Braun, Georg - Hogenburg, Frans (Franciscus)
    • Date: 1574
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    [Maps of Wales from approximately 1573 to 1970]. This record covers single maps of Wales, 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 Wales as a whole, regions of Wales, counties, and cities and towns....
    • Date: 1573
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    Damascvs : vrbs nobilissima ad Libanum montem, totius Sÿria m... Relief shown Pictorially. Facsimile of 1575? to 1620. LC copy annotated: "This is number [3] of an edition limited to 500 copies". Bird's-eye view of Damascus city of Syria, "The Noble populated capital of of Mount Lebanon." [Appeared in Braum, George and Franz Hogenburg. Civitates orbis terrarum, Cologne: Pieter von Brachel?, ca. 1620, v.2, plate 55.] Includes illustrations
    • Contributor: Braun, Georg - Hogenberg, Frans - Historic Urban Plans (Firm)
    • Date: 1575
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    Lincolniæ Notinghamiæq[ue] comitatuũ noua vera et accurata de... Relief shown pictorially. From the author's An atlas of England and Wales, London, 1579. From the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress. Includes col. ill. and coats of arms. Vault Acquisitions control no. 19-82
    • Contributor: Saxton, Christopher
    • Date: 1579
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    Mexico, regia et celebris Hispaniae novae civitas ; Cusco, re...
    Cusco, regni Peru in novo orbe caput
    Bird's-eye views. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates orbis terrarum, 1572-1618. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. Sabin, 7448 Vertically fold-lined at center. Kislak accession no. 1998.005.00.0002
    • Date: 1572
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    Theatrvm,
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1572
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    Cantebrigia : opulentissimi Anglię Regni, vrbs celeberrimi no... Relief shown pictorially. Gift; John (Jack) M. Raymond; July 2016. Appears in Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg, Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Text on verso.
    • Contributor: Braun, Georg - Hogenberg, Frans
    • Date: 1575
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    [Maps of England from approximately 1579 to 1970]. This record covers single maps of England, 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 England as a whole, regions of England, counties, and cities and towns....
    • Date: 1579
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    Avstriae Descrip.
    Austriae Descrip.
    • Contributor: Lazius, Wolfgang
    • Date: 1570
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    Avgmentation I. dv Theatre dv monde, vniversel.
    • Contributor: [Ortelius, Abraham]
    • Date: 1573
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    Raccolta di le piv illvstri et famose citta di tvtto il mondo.
    Raccolta di le piu illustri et famose citta di tutto il mondo
    Entirely engraved. Most plates unsigned. 111 plates are by Francesco Valesio and are signed variously: Fr. Vallegio, Frco. Valegio, Franco. Valezp. Five plates are by Martin Rota, three of which are dated to 1572. LC copy has manuscript index bound before title page. Some leaves bound facing each other. Sixteenth century vellum binding. Phillips, 5390 Italian title page. Most map titles and text in...
    • Contributor: Valesio, Francesco - Rota, Martin
    • Date: 1579
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    [Maps of Austria from approximately 1570 to 1970]. This collection includes single maps of Austria, some of which are represented in the LC database by separate brief catalog records and filed by number within the collection, for example, Aus254. The 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...
    • Date: 1570
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    Tabvlae geographicae Cl. Ptolemai...
    • Contributor: Ptolemy
    • Date: 1578
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    An atlas of England and Wales. Rosenwald 1248
    • Contributor: [Saxton, Christopher] - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1579
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    Brvxella, vrbs aulicorum frequentia fontium copia, magnificen... Scale not given. Facsimile. Pictorial map. Houses shown in perspective. Indexed for points of interest. AACR2
    • Contributor: [Braun, Georg]
    • Date: 1570
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    Londinvm feracissimi Angliae Regni metropolis. Scale not given. Has watermark. LC copy annotated in ink in upper right corner "11." Place names in English. From Braun and Hogenberg's Civitates orbis terrarum. Differs from other edition in typeface and layout of verso text. Includes 2 texts in Latin, 2 coats of arms, and illus. of human figures. Text in Latin on verso. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: [Braun, Georg]
    • Date: 1572
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    Isole famose, porti, fortezze, e terre maritime sottoposte al...
    • Contributor: Camocio, Giovanni Francesco
    • Date: 1574
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    Guang yu tu /
    廣輿圖 /
    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. Enlarged Universal terrestrial atlas of China. Covers Yellow River, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, and the administrative divisions of China in Ming Dynasty. Relief shown pictorially. Compiled by Luo Hongxian...
    • Contributor: Luo, Hongxian
    • Date: 1579
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    Londinvm feracissimi Angliae Regni metropolis. Scale not given. Bird's-eye-view. Place names in English. From Braun and Hogenberg's Civitates orbis terrarum. Differs from other edition in typeface and layout of verso text. Includes 2 texts in Latin, 2 coats of arms, and illus. of human figures. Text in Latin on verso. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: [Braun, Georg]
    • Date: 1572