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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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    Michel's map: 1707. Relief shown pictorially. Title from LC G&M Div. preliminary map shelflist card. Date of photocopy: 1921? Oriented with north to the right. Accompanied by positive and negative photocopies of article: Documents relating to early projected Swiss colonies in the valley of Virginia, 1706-1709 / edited by Charles E. Kemper from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol. XXIX, no.1, Richmond, Virginia Historical Society,...
    • Contributor: Michel, Franz Louis - Kemper, Charles E. (Charles Edward)
    • Date: 1707
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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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    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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    Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis novissima repraesentatio quam ex singulis recentium geographorum tabulis collecta luci publicae accommodavit. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Neuer atlas bestehend in auserlesenen und allerneuesten land-charten über die gantze Welt. Nuremburg, 1707. Includes cartouche with text and title cartouche. Vertically fold-lined at center. Mounted on cloth. In manuscript ink in upper right margin: "13." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Homann, Johann Baptist
    • Date: 1707