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.
Cadastral map showing residential lots, lot numbers, existing buildings, and planned placement of street-side trees in a new subdivision now part of the incorporated village of Irvington (N.Y.). The name Dearman was changed to Irvington in 1857 to honor Washington Irving. LC copy imperfect: Extensively fold-lined, missing small sections at fold lines, slight stains, newspaper clipping with lot prices affixed to recto, annotated in ...
The map covers parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Indicates counties and major cities. Chartered on June 9, 1832. Opened to traffic in 1854. Name changed in 1860 to Elmira and Williamsport Railroad.
P.S. Duval & Co. - Williamsport and Elmira Railroad Company
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.
Map of eastern Massachusetts covering the area from Boston to Wood's Hole and west to Providence, R.I. Shows drainage, place names and counties, and indicates mileage between stations. The Old Colony Railroad is double-tracked from Boston, south to South Braintree. The line was incorporated in 1844.
Ferguson, W. E. - Old Colony Railroad Company
Shows the Atrato and San Juan rivers proposed interoceanic canal route. Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen. Anonymous manuscript map oriented with north to the left. Panama: An Exhibition in Five Parts, Washington, Library of Congress, 1978, page 3. On verso: No. 34 Atratic Route, for Canal. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Relief shown by hachures. Insets : Plan of New Brunswick ; City of Perth Amboy. Includes names of property owners. LC Land ownership maps, 456 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Otley, J. W. - Keily, James - Van Derveer, Lloyd - Herline, Edward - Stansbie, Alex C.
The Hotchkiss Map Collection contains cartographic items made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps primarily of the Shenandoah Valley, some of which were used by the Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson for their combat planning and strategy. Several of the maps have annotations of various military officers, demonstrating ...
Outline map of the eastern United states including Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico. Shows the railroad network and steamship routes. Indicates the railroad land grant and the coal and iron deposits in Alabama. Distances from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans, La. are shown below the title. Chartered in 1853 and 1854. Consolidated with the Wills Valley Railroad, forming the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad.
Hoyer & Ludwig - North East and South West Alabama Railroad
Shows block numbers, wards, and major buildings. Includes index to points of interest and inset "Map of the District of Columbia." LC copies fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies DCP
The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual ...
Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Hébert, John R. - Dempsey, Patrick E. (patrick Eugene)
Scale ca. 1:5,500,000. Manuscript, pencil and pen-and-ink. Includes illus., index to points of interest, and text. Accompanied by manuscript text.  p. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
Thoreau, Henry David - Champlain, Samuel De
Cadastral map showing lot lines, dimensions, buildings (residential/non-residential), and some owners' names. Imperfect: Fold-lined, wrinkled, torn at fold lines, annotated in lead pencil/red ink to show additional lot/ownership info. Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 2003-64
Smith, Elijah A. - Winter, Gabriel - Perkins Sun Lithographic Establishment
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 ...
Relief shown by hachures. Shows landowners. LC Land ownership maps, 827 Includes ancillary maps of Newport and Block Island, and illustrations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Contains 623 maps chosen from more than 3,000 railroad maps and about 2,000 regional, state, and county maps, and other maps which show "internal improvements" of the past century. The maps presented here are a selection from the Geography and Map Division holdings, based on the popular cartobibliography, Railroad Maps of the United States: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of Original 19th-century Maps in the ...
Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
Shows water mains by blue lines, sewer mains by red lines, and hydrants by red spots. Oriented with north to the left. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Imperfect: Soiled, stained, darkened, brittle, tears, small pieces missing along edges, cut into 2 halves, mounted on cloth backing, annotated in pencil.
Shows the names of some residents. Date taken from LC jacket note. Oriented with north toward bottom. Copy imperfect: Very brittle, losses along edges. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.