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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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    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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    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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    America noviter delineata Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes insets of north and south polar regions. Acquisitions control no. 3-85
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus - Picart, H. (Hugues) - Boisseau, Jean
    • Date: 1640
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    Africae nova tabula Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes watermark. Acquisitions control no. 6-85
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus - Picart, H. (Hugues) - Boisseau, Jean
    • Date: 1640
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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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    L'histoire dv Nouveau monde, ou, Description des Indes occidentales, contenant dix-huict liures /
    Histoire du Nouveau monde, ou, Description des Indes occidentales, contenant dix-huict livres | Histoire dv Nouveau monde | Description des Indes occidentales, contenant dix-huict liures Catalog Record Only
    "This French translation of Laet contains many materials not to be found in the original Dutch, chiefly vocabularies of Indian tribes." --Sabin. First edition published in Dutch at Leyden, 1625, under title: Nieuvve wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien. "Les cartes géographiques et les figures inserées dans le texte sont celles de l'édition flamande de 1630." --A.C.J. Willems. Les Elzevier, 1880, p. 123. Signatures: [*]² ...
    • Contributor: Laet, Joannes De
    • Date: 1640
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    Theatre geographiqve dv royavme de France. Catalog Record Only
    • Contributor: Tavernier, Melchior
    • Date: 1640
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    The fierie sea-colvmne, Catalog Record Only
    • Contributor: Colom, Jacob Aertszoon
    • Date: 1640
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    The fierie sea-colvmne, Catalog Record Only
    • Contributor: Colom, Jacob Aertszoon
    • Date: 1640
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    Ducatus Limburg /
    Description of the Dutchie of Limbvrg : Catalog Record Only
    Covers the present-day provinces of Limburg (Netherlands) and Limburg (Belgium). Relief shown pictorially. Map title and principal place-names in Latin; text on verso in English. The 2 bar-scales indicate "Milliaria Germanica communia" and "Milliaria Gallica communia". Sheet removed from unidentified atlas (vertical fold-line at center of sheet, page numbers "233, 234" on verso). LC copy imperfect: Darkened, brittle, missing small edge sections, rubber-stamped on ...
    • Contributor: Hondius, Hendrik
    • Date: 1640
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea and western part of the Black Sea] ; [Portolan chart of the Aegean Sea and part of the Mediterranean Sea including Crete]
    Portolan chart of the Aegean Sea and part of the Mediterranean Sea including Crete | Mediterranean Sea charts 1640 Catalog Record Only
    Shows names of harbors along the coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and adjoining waters. Relief shown pictorially on the Mediterranean Sea chart. Statement of attribution from the Aegean Sea chart. Titles devised by cataloguer. Aegean Sea chart oriented with north to the right. The 2 charts are half-joined at the cover spine. Includes color drawings of cities, flags, illustration of Christ on ...
    • Contributor: Cavallini, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1640
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    Libye : selon Herodote / Catalog Record Only Shows Libya and coast of North Africa on the Mediterranean (La Grande Mer) as described by Herodotus, the 5th century ancient Greek historian. Relief shown pictorially. Includes list of historical sites and illustrations on verso.
    • Contributor: Duval, P.
    • Date: 1640
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    Marchionatus Sacri Romani Imperii. 1 inset. Illustrations of city and landmarks included. In Latin, in black and white. Shows city plan, transportation routes, terrain, waterways, in and around the city of Antwerp, Belgium. Map of Antwerp, Belgium.
    • Contributor: Visscher
    • Date: 1640
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    A general map of the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte, exhibiting the great probability of a North-West Passage /
    Great probability of a North-West Passage Catalog Record Only
    Shows possible route of a "Northwest Passage" as of the time of exploration by Admiral de Fonte (Bartolomé de Fuentes). Also covers western part of the Arctic Ocean and northern part of North America. Relief shown pictorially. "West Longitude from the Meridian of Ferro." Hand colored (watercolors) to emphasize coastlines and indicate the probable route of the Northwest Passage. Folded map sheet removed from ...
    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas - Fuentes, Bartolomé De
    • Date: 1640
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    Patriarchatus Alexandrini geographica descriptio. Catalog Record Only Relief shown pictorially. From an atlas of ancient history. Collection of maps of the ancient world, drawn by Nicolas Sanson (d'Abbeville), his sons and other students and successors. Maps date from 1640-1717 ; British Museum, Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829. Imprint notes ...
    • Contributor: Tavernier, Melchior
    • Date: 1640