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.
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.
A synopsis of the universe, or, the visible world epitomiz'd
Visible world epitomiz'd
Includes text, illustrations of armillary spheres, diagrams of Pythagorean, Platonic, Ptolematic, Tycho, Egyptian, Chaldean and other systems, and ill. Described in: Wright, Thomas, Clavis Cœlestis being the explication of a diagram ..., with a preface by M.A. Hoskin, London, Dawsons, 1967. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Stamped in blue ink in lower-left corner on all sheets:...
Rochambeau Map Collection
The collection consists of 40 manuscript and 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas, the originals of which are in the Library of Congress' Geography and Map Division. The Rochambeau Map Collection contains cartographic items used by Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), when he was commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. The maps...
Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
Yu Sheng Huang He quan tu.
豫省黃河全圖. | Map of the Yellow River in Henan Province
Bird's-eye-view. Pictorial map. Shows the sections of the Yellow River in eastern Henan Province before the Yellow River changed to its present course in 1855. Relief shown pictorially. Title pasted on verso. Translated title: Map of the Yellow River in Henan Province. Brush-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image....
Hummel, Arthur W. (Arthur William)
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
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...