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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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    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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    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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    Civitates orbis terrarvm. "Privilegium Caesareae maiestatis, which occurs in each volume generally on the reverse of the title page, refers to Francis Hogenberg as the author's collaborator."--Phillips. Colophon of v. 1: Coloniae Agrippinae, apud Petrum à Brachel, sumptibus auctorum. Colophon of v. 6: Colonię Agrippinę, Antonius Hierat & Abrahamus Hoghenberg. Collaborators and artists whose works these maps were based on include George and Jacob Hoefnagel, Simon Novellanus, ...
    • Contributor: Braun, Georg - Hogenberg, Franz - Brachel, P. Von - Hierat, Anton - Hogenberg, Abraham - Novellanus, Simon - Hoefnagel, Joris - Hoefnagel, Jacob - Deventer, Jacob Van - Rantzau, Henrik
    • Date: 1612

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    [Globus terrarum] Relief shown pictorially. Gores for a 20 cm. globe. Title supplied by cataloger. Date from Shirley's Mapping of the world, 1993. Includes ill. LC copy: Sheet 1 annotated in pencil in upper right "W. Lowery" and in ink in upper left "27". Sheet 4 annotated in ink in upper right "114" and lower left "26". LC copy imperfect: Lacking sheet 2. Central vertical fold ...
    • Contributor: Habrecht, Isaac - Fürst, Paul
    • Date: 1612
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    Leo Belgicus. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Map railroad exhibit, March 22 to April 15, 1965. Vault
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1611
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    [Terrestrial globe gores]. Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied by cataloger. Reissued by Giuseppe di Rossi in 1615. Dedication in upper hemisphere: Illmo. viro optimaraq. artium amatori et Fautori D. Paulo Mellino Romano ... In lower hemisphere: I. Hondius Lectori S. In locorum longitudine ... Longitudines incepimus non ab Insulis Fortunatis ut Ptolome[us], sed ab iis quae acores vocantur quod acus nautica ibi recta in septentrionem vergat Vale. ...
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus - Rossi, Giuseppe Di.
    • Date: 1615
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    Exquisita & magno aliquot mensium periculo lustrata et iam retecta Freti Magellanici facies : eijgentlicke asbeeldinghe der Magellanischer Strate die nu met veel gevaers eitelijeke Maenden doorsien van nieus ondecktis. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. From Gerardus Mercator's Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra. 1611. Oriented with north to the bottom. Includes panoramic view and col. ill. Text on verso. LC copy annotated in pencil in lower right margin: Gravure de 1570 par Ortelius. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift; ...
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1611
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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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