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    Africa. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes, ill., and cartouche with text. Fold-lined. LC copy imperfect: Margin in upper and lower left corner of sheet cut out. Pin holes in margins of all corners.
    • Contributor: Arnoldi, Arnoldo DI - Florimi, Matteo
    • Date: 1600
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    Description du pais des Hurons. Shows part of Ontario extending from Georgian Bay on the north (Partie du Grand Lac des Hurons) to Lake Ontario on the south and from Lake Huron on the west to Lake Simcoe on the east (Lac Oventarenk). Relief shown pictorially. Bequeathed to the Library of Congress by Henry Harrisse. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Harrisse, Henry
    • Date: 1651
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    A mapp of Virginia discovered to ye hills, and in it's latt. from 35 deg. & 1/2 neer Florida to 41 deg. bounds of New England Relief shown pictorially. Based on a manuscript map drawn by John Farrer. Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, portrait of Sir Frances Drake, and ill. Vault
    • Contributor: Ferrar, John - Farrer, Virginia - Goddard, John - Overton, John
    • Date: 1667
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    America Settentrionale colle nuoue scoperte fin al'anno 1688, diuisa nelle sue parti secundo lo stato
    America Settentrionale colle nuove scoperte fin al'anno 1688, divisa nelle sue parti secundo lo stato
    Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Appears in the author's Atlante veneto, 1691-1697. Includes notes and illustrations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy folded, with hinges for binding.
    • Contributor: Coronelli, Vincenzo
    • Date: 1688
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    A map of Rariton River, Milstone River, South River ... (1685) Bibliographic information on back reprinted. Stokes called this "the first known copperplate made in America." (v. 6 plate 84, opp. p. 60). This was disproved by Wroth. Map was engraved in England. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Reid, John - Simson, R.
    • Date: 1685
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    Dordracvm ; Briela. Perspective map not drawn to scale. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Bird's-eye-view. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. From Pierre d'Avity's Newe archontologia cosmica, engraved by Matthaeus Merian. Indexed for points of interest. LC copy has stamp in lower left corner (823B) Ink inscription in upper right corner (68).
    • Contributor: Merian, Matthaeus - Avity, Pierre D
    • Date: 1646
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    Americæ nova descriptio
    Americae nova descriptio
    Relief shown pictorially. A re-engraved version of a map previously published for Henri Seile in 1652 under the title "Americae descriptio nova" and subsequently re-published from the same engraving as the 1652 map for Phillippi Chetwood in 1666. Appears in Peter Heylyn's "Cosmography in four books", 1677. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Seile, Anne - Vaughan, Robert
    • Date: 1663
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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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    Taboas geraes de toda a navegação
    Mapas generales originales y universales des todo el orue con los puertos principales y fortalezas de Ambas Indias y una descripcion topographica de la region Austral Magallonica año de 1692
    Relief shown pictorially. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 8 Orientation varies. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Preface (4 p.) and last map created and added in 1692 by Don Francisco de Seixas y Lovera. Some staining and acid-transfer throughout. Bound in white paper in 1983. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Albernaz, João Teixeira - Attayde, Jeronimo De. - Seixas Y Lovera, Francisco De.
    • Date: 1630

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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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    Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula Relief shown pictorially. Includes col. ill. Insets: Polus arcticus -- Polus antarcticus -- Polus septentrionalis -- Systema mundi juxtamentem Claudii Ptolemaei Alexand -- Genuinum mundi systema secundum N. Copernici hypothesin -- Polus meridionalis. Mounted on cloth. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined vertically in half. Pin holes in cloth tape in all corners. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Wit, Frederik De.
    • Date: 1660
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    Baptista Boazio's Irlandiæ c. 1606 = Irlandiæ accvrata descriptio.
    Irlandiæ accvrata descriptio | Irlandiæ accurata descriptio
    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the right.
    • Contributor: Boazio, Baptista - Vrients, Jan Baptista - Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1606
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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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    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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    Wu bei zhi Wood block print. "Juan 240" shows Zheng He's voyager route from Nanjing, passing through South East Asia, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, all the way to Persian Gulf. Early Qing Dynasty ed., prefaced Tianqi 1 (1621). Juan (chapter) 240 is one of 80 volumes in 8 cases (30 x 19 cm.). "Wu bei zhi juan er bai si shi." Available also through the Library of ...
    • Contributor: Mao, Yuanyi
    • Date: 1644

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    Terra sancta sive promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata, et in lucem edita per Nicolaum Visscher. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Nicolaes Visscher's Atlas contractus orbis terrarum. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2005. Includes inset showing the twelve tribes of Israel and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Visscher, Nicolaes
    • Date: 1659
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    Partie septentr, le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province d'Ulster, et partie des prov.ces [sic] de Leinster, et Connaugh. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Mariette, Pierre-Jean
    • Date: 1665
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    Delineatio generalis Camporum Desertorum vulgo Ukraina : cum adjacentibus provinciis Scale ca. 1:1,750,000. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the bottom. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text in Latin and French and ill. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Beauplan, Guillaume Le Vasseur - Hondius, Willem
    • Date: 1648
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    Insulæ Indicæ cum terris circumvicinis.
    Insvlæ Indicæ cvm terris circvmvicinis
    Covers the East Indies including the Philippines, Malay Archipelago, and Ceylon. Relief shown pictorially. Exchange; Yale University Library; 29 Aug. 1934. In Latin. Has vertical fold line at center of sheet. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes embellished title cartouche, 4 bar scales of "Milliaria" (Germanica, Hispanica, Gallica, Italica & Anglica), and ill. of sailing ships. ...
    • Date: 1600
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    Terrae Sanctae, qua Promissionis terra, est Syriae pars ea, quae Palaestina uocatur. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Stella, Tilemann
    • Date: 1600
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    Virginia Relief shown pictorially. This map was issued with but not integral to Historia mundi, and is either inserted or pasted in some copies, appearing in various locations in the text. Phillips, 451 Phillips, 4255 Includes ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 24-85
    • Contributor: Hall, Ralph
    • Date: 1636
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    L'Inde de ç̧à et de là le Gange ou est l'Empire du Grand Mogol et pays circonvoisins tirée de purchas et de diverses relations les plus nouvelles Relief shown pictorially. Coordinates given from an unidentified prime meridian. Appears in his Cartes generales de toutes les parties du monde, 1658. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy hand colored.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Mariette, Pierre - Somer, J.
    • Date: 1654
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    [Map of Atlantic Coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida]. Shows coastal features, Native American nations and settlements, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other Dutch maps in Henry Harrisse collection. Described in Terrae incognitae, v. xvi, 1984. Richard W. Stephenson's The Henry Harrisse collection ... , p. 40; the second volume has binder's title "Manuscript maps Atlantic Coast and California drawn by Joan Vingboons ...
    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
    • Date: 1639
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    Partie meridio. le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province de Mounster, et partie des prov.ces [sic] de Leinster, et Connaugh. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas - Mariette, Pierre-Jean
    • Date: 1665
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    Brasilia. From the author's De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en 't zuid-land..., 1671 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing.
    • Contributor: Montanus, Arnoldus - Meurs, Jacob Van
    • Date: 1671