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.
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...
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
L'Empire de la Chine pour servir a L'histoire générale des voyages
Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Appears in L'histoire générale des voyages. Le Haye : P. de Hondt, 1747-80. In lower right corner: Tome 7 in 8⁰, page 1. In lower left corner: Tome VI in 4⁰, n⁰ 1. LC copy stamped on: 626888. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
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.
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
Houttuyn, M. (Martinus) - Tirion, Isaak - Houttuyn, M.
Captn. Willoby. Newton's including deed for 6421 acrer of land in the County of Fairfax : [Virginia] : Deed drawn
Captain Willoughby Newton's including deed for 6421 acre of land in the County of Fairfax :
Shows the parcel bounded by Bull Run Creek to the south, Cub Run to the west, and Little Rocky Run to the east in Fairfax County, Virginia and names of landowners. Title from verso of sheet. Pen-and-ink on four sheets of paper pasted together with red wax. Purchase; FY '15 Philip Lee Phillips Society purchase; April 2015. Imperfect: Numerous separations and small losses along...
Pensylvania, Nova Jersey et Nova York cum regionibus ad Fluvium Delaware in America sitis
Pennsylvania, Nova Jersey et Nova York cum regionibus ad fluvium Delaware in America sitis
Relief shown pictorially. Also covers New England (distorted) and northern Chesapeake region. Title in Latin; notes in German and Latin; legend in Latin, German, and English. Unidentified meridian. Provinces indicated by col. washes; province and county boundaries emphasized by dark watercolors. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes in map area, ill. in title cartouche, and...