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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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    [Survey of Annapolis]. Scale 1:3,960; "Scale of 20 perches on an inch." Manuscript, pen and ink. Imperfect: Deteriorated along fold lines. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text and notes. Vault AACR2: 651/1
    • Contributor: Ridgely, Henry
    • Date: 1690
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    To Capt. John Wood this map of the world, drawn according to Mercators projection, is humbly dedicated
    Map of the world, drawn according to Mercators projection
    Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Includes the name "Pensilvania", so is a second state issued after 1682. Includes illustrations, north polar hemisphere, two compass roses and rhumb lines. Printed on two sheets and pasted together. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, 472 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Morden, Robert - Berry, William
    • Date: 1690
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    New Yorke 1695. Facsimile. Original version: [New York? : s.n., 1695]. Includes index to points of interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Miller, John
    • Date: 1695
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    [Aihun, Luosha, Taiwan, Nei Menggu tu]
    [艾渾,羅刹,台灣,蒙古圖] | Pictorical maps of Aihun, Russia, Taiwan and Mongolia
    Scales differ. Manuscript on silk. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Bird's-eye view. Covers four frontier regions of the Manchu Dynasty, Aihun area, a military colony since the middle of the 17th century on the north banks of the Amur, Russian camp in eastern Siberia, Taiwan and Pescadores Islands, and Inner Mongolia. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image....
    • Date: 1697
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    A description of the sea coasts ... in the East Indies
    Hack's descript of ye East Indies | Buccaneer atlas
    Covers the coasts of eastern Africa, India, and the East Indies. Relief shown pictorially. Each drawing bears a brief description with soundings, distances and facts regarding anchorages and navigation of rivers which might be of value in pirating activities. This atlas is known as the "Buccaneer atlas" because it results from the experience of Hacke in association with Captain Bartholomew Sharpe, the notorious Buccaneer...
    • Contributor: Hacke, William
    • Date: 1690

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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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    New Yorke : 1695. Facsim. of ms. original in British Library. "By permission from the New York History Co." Original version: [1696?]. Includes index to points of interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Miller, John
    • Date: 1695
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    Mare mediterraneum, exhibens oras hispaniæ, galliæ, italiæ, mare hadriaticum, archipelagus, natoliam, ægyptum, levantam, barcam, tripolin, tunetanum, algeriam, fezzam, maurocum. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Valck, G. (Gerard) - Valk, Leonard - Valck, G.
    • Date: 1695
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    [Maps of Bermuda, Iceland, Jan Mayen Island, and Newfoundland]. Relief shown pictorially on some maps. Originally printed on 1 sheet. The maps appear on plate [166] in the author's Corso geografico universale. Venetia : A spefe dell' autore, 1692-[1694]. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 13-88 Vault
    • Contributor: Coronelli, Vincenzo
    • Date: 1692
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    Nova et exacta delineatio Americae partis avstralis. qve est : Brasilia, Caribana, Gviana regnũm noũũm, Castilia del Oro, Nicaragva, insũlae Antillas et Perv. Et sub Tropico Capricorni, Chile, Rio della Plata, Patagonṽ, ... Title appears on upper sheet of the map; no indication of title or imprint on lower sheet. The map was engraved for the second edition of the fourth part of Hulsius' collection of voyages, which consists of 26 parts. In this second edition of the map, three islands have been inserted below the bottom border of the lower map, with the name "Francisi Draco...
    • Contributor: Hulsius, Levinus - Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1692
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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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    Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ nec non partis Virginiæ tabula : multis in locis emendata Covers New England and Middle Atlantic region southward to Hampton Roads. Shows colony names, colonial town names, and names of Amerindian tribes. Relief shown pictorially. Meridians numbered 297 to 312 from west to east. Differs from other issue in having different areas indicated by hand coloring. Stokes, Iconography, p. 147 (vol. 1) [lists dates as 1651-55]. Map collectors circle, #24. Phillips, 465. Available also...
    • Contributor: Visscher, Nicolaes - Schenk, Petrus
    • Date: 169?
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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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    Carte generalle de la Nouvelle France ou est compris la Lovisiane, Gaspesie et le Nouueau Mexique auec les Isles Antilles, dressee sur les memoires les plus nouueaux Relief shown pictorially. Appears in some copies of: Premier etablissement de la foy dans la Nouvelle France / Chrestien Le Clercq. Paris A. Auroy, 1691. Also appears in some copies of Nouvelle relation de la Gaspesie / Chrestien Le Clercq. Paris : A. Auroy, 1691. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault Acquisitions control no. 9-88
    • Contributor: Rouillard, I. - Boudan, L. - Le Clercq, Chrestien
    • Date: 1691
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    Imperii sinarum nova descriptio. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in: Clüver's Introductionio in universam geographiam tam veterem quam novam ... Venduntur Amstelaedami : Apud Joannem Wolters, 1697. In upper right corner: Tab. 37. Includes ill. LC copy stamped on: 626888. In pencil on recto and ink on verso: 34. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Clüver, Philipp
    • Date: 1697
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    Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae : nec non partis Virginiae tabula multis in locis emendata Stokes, Iconography, p. 147 (vol. 1), lists dates as 1651-55. See Map collectors circle, #24. Phillips, 465 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes view "Nieuw Amsterdam op t eylant Manhattans." Vault
    • Contributor: Visscher, Nicolaes
    • Date: 169?
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    Orbis terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Atlas minor. Amsterdam, 1690? Includes ancillary maps of north polar region and south polar region and col. ill. Mounted on cloth. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined vertically in half. Minor losses along upper half of fold. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Visscher, Nicolaes
    • Date: 1690
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    Nova orbis tabula, ad usum serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis
    Mappe monde ou description du globe terrestre & aquatique presentée a Monseigneur Le Duc de Bourgogne
    Relief shown pictorially. French. Titles in Latin and French. Includes ill. Accompanied by: Tables geographiques des division du globe terrestre par le Sr. Sanson geographe ordinaire du Roy / a Paris : Chez Hubert Jaillot (on sheet 64 x 54 cm., unmounted, fold-lined horizontally in half). Mounted on cloth. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined vertically in half. Pin holes in cloth tape in all corners....
    • Contributor: Jaillot, Alexis Hubert
    • Date: 1694
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    Amerique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties Based on a map published by Nicolas Sanson in 1650. Latin title in upper margin: "America septentrionalis in suas praecipuas parte divisa, ad usum serenissimi Burgundiae ducis." Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Jaillot, Alexis Hubert
    • Date: 1694
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    Les Deserts D'Egypte, De Thabaide D'Arabie, De Sirie, &c. : ou Sont exactement Marques Les Lieux Habitez Par Les Saincts Peres Des Deserts. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Michallet, Estienne
    • Date: 1693
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    Iudæa seu Terra Sancta, quæ Hebræorum sive Israelitarum in suas duodecim tribus divisa : secretis ab invicem Regnis Iuda et Israel expressis insuper sex ultimi temporis ejusdem terræ provincijs Relief shown pictorially. Title from cartouche. Alternate title in upper margin: Iudæa seu Terra Sancta, quæ Hebræorum sive Israelitarum terra, in suas duodecim tribus divisa : eæ vero sunt cis Iordanem tribus Iuda ... provincijs / ex conatibus geographicis Gulielmi Sanson Nicolai filij ... 1696. In cartouche: Avec privilège du Roy. Includes embellished title and legend cartouches; notes at foot of cartouches. Gift; Henry...
    • Contributor: Jaillot, Alexis Hubert - Sanson, Guillaume - Cordier, Louis
    • Date: 1696
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    Indiae orientalis nec non insularum adiacentium nova descriptio / Catalog Record Only Relief shown pictorially. Vault
    • Contributor: Visscher, Nicolaes
    • Date: 1696
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    [Nihon sankai zudō taizen] / Catalog Record Only Scale ca. 1:500,000. Title from Nihon koezu shūsei, suppl., p. 103. Title on label mounted on case: Nihon-koku sōzu. Wood block print; hand colored. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Shows feudal fiefs. "Wachō no zukei sakizaki ōshi ima mata dōro meisho tō taigai kakikuwae kaihan seshimuru mono nari." Includes lists of shrines and place names, 2 seasonal...
    • Contributor: Ishikawa, Ryūsen
    • Date: 1691
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    Le Limbourg ou sont Le Duche de Limbourg le Comte de Dalem, Les Signeuries de Fauquemont, et de Rolduc. In French, in color. Shows cities, roads, rivers, terrain, and borders inLimburg, Belgium. Map of Limburg, Belgium.
    • Contributor: Sanson, S.
    • Date: 1696