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    [Map of eastern Canada]. Relief shown pictorially. From Giovanni Battista Ramusio's Terzo volvme delle navigationi et viaggi ...? 1565? pp. 424-425? In upper left margin: 424. In upper right margin: 425. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Ramusio, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1565
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    Von den newen Inseln : der Statt Themistitan in den newen Inseln gelegen/figurierung. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in ink: "From an unidentified German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia Universalis, 1597 or later. Bought from Salvation Army." Vault
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian
    • Date: 1597
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    [La Coruña. El Ferrol, Spain] Pen and water colors on vellum. Both maps oriented with north to the bottom. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 50a Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus.
    • Contributor: Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1589
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coast of Spain and Portugal] 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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    Universale della nuovamente parte del mondo ritrovata. Relief shown pictorially. In upper left corner: 455. In upper right corner: 456. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1565
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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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    [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Mexico to northern Chile]. Spanish? Title supplied by cataloger. Pen-and-ink; black, brown, green, and red. Trimmed to a rough rectangle. Matted and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Imperfect: Some tears on edge and several holes. Vault
    • Date: 1500
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of Europe and northwest Africa]. Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Contains 4 compass roses in a circle centered in Italy to the north of Rome and half of a fifth on the trimmed center left edge. Pen-and ink in brown, red, and green, with possible traces of gilding. The chart appears to have been cropped at the left and possibly the...
    • Date: 15??
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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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    Maps: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Maps - Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1540
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    Peruuiae avriferæ regionis typus Shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes ill. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1584
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    Maps: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Maps - Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1540
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    Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations of winds. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 674. Mounted on cloth and laminated. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Fries, Lorenz - Trechsel, Gaspard - Ptolemy
    • Date: 1541
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    [Portolan chart of the Pacific coast from Guatemala to northern Peru with the Galapagos Islands]. Spanish. Title supplied by cataloger. Pen-and-ink; black, blue, green, and red. Trimmed to a rough rectangle. Matted and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite. LC Luso-Hispanic world, 28 LC Nautical charts on vellum, 9 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Imperfect: Some tears on edge and several holes.
    • Date: 1565
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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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    Maps: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Maps - Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1570
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    Tabula noua totius orbis.
    Tabula nova totius orbis Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in an edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations and notes. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 676. Manuscript "246" in upper right corner. Indecipherable drawing off the lower west coast of Africa. Manuscript inscriptions and red bordered label with manuscript "40/48" on verso. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47 Available also...
    • Contributor: Fries, Lorenz - Trechsel, Gaspard - Ptolemy
    • Date: 1541
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    [Portolan atlas of the Mediterranean Sea, western Europe, and the northwest coast of Africa]. Title supplied by cataloger. Attributed to Joan Oliva by John Wolter in A portolan atlas of the Mediterranean Sea and western European waters, with a world map, 1987. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on vellum. World map painted on paper affixed to vellum. Six blank paper pages precede and follow the 10 vellum pages of maps. Circular watermarks on pp. [3] and [19]. Bound in contemporary...
    • Contributor: Oliva, Joan
    • Date: 1590

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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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    Floridae Americae provinciae recens & exactissima descriptio auctorè Iacobo le Moyne cui cognomen de Morgues, qui Laudōnierum, altera Gallorum in eam prouinciam nauigatione comitat est, atque adhibitis aliquot militibus ob pericula, regionis ... Relief shown pictorially. Shows Florida region, northeastern coastline, Port Royal, Fort Caroline, Cuba, rivers, cities, and other geographical entities. Mounted on cloth backing. Published in Le Moyne's Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae provincia Gallis acciderunt ... 1591, pt. 2 of Théodore de Bry's Great voyages. Accompanied by a reduced reproduction, with missing medallion and part of title and scale bar cut-off. (1...
    • Contributor: Le Moyne De Morgues, Jacques
    • Date: 1591
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    L'Amérique centr[ale] Shows North America south of Canada including the Caribbean. Traced from a ms. world map created for Henri II in 1542 as reproduced in Jomard's Les monuments de la geographie (plate XIX.1), 1842-1862 (Phillips 251). Reversed in lower left: 1556?. Oriented with south to the top. Pen-and-ink and red paint on tracing paper. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 83 Available also through the Library of Congress...
    • Date: 1542
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    Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land India ligen.
    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.
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian
    • Date: 1550
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    Asiento present hordenat a payon les responsions dels pezos e mezures : delahun boch al altre de tots los presents bochs nnomenats los quals son cap e regiment de la mercadoria hordenat ... Diagrammatic map of weights and measures in use in 27 Mediterranean and European seaports. Oriented with north to the right. Each port city is represented by a vignette of a prominent local tower and the vignettes are connected by rhumb lines. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (light brown) and watercolors. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 4. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a...
    • Contributor: Domenech, Arnald - Roselli, Piero
    • Date: 1563
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    [Chart of the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and the coasts of western Europe and northwest Africa] 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.
    • Contributor: Prunes, Mateus
    • Date: 1559
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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