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...
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.
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...
Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth
Nova totivs terrarvm orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabvla
Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula | Beschrijvinghe des geheelen aerdtrycx
Relief shown pictorially. Date from dedication. Assembled from two sheets. Appears in Jansson's Nieuwen atlas, volume 1, 1657. Includes notes. Illustrations include images of the four elements and portraits of Julius Caeser, Ptolemy, Mercator and Hondius. Latin. Text on verso in Dutch. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Hondius, Jodocus - Jansson, Jan
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.