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
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.
A plan of the inlets & rivers of Savannah & Warsaw in the Province of Georgia.
Scale ca. 1:32,000; 220 chains, 80 to a mile & 1/2 mile to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north to the right. Shows area between Savannah and Wilmington rivers and west to Savannah in Chatham County. Includes text. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1592 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...
Mapa de una parte de la America Septentrional
Scale ca. 1:8,500,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink tracing. Prime meridian: Paris. Relief shown pictorially. "Los limites propuestos dentro las memorias de los Señores Commissarios Inglezes del 21 Septbre. 1750, y Enero 1751 ... " Shows eastern North America from Virginia to Labrador. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 10 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789
The collection represents an important historical record of the mapping of North America and the Caribbean. Most of the items presented here are documented in Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789: A Guide to the Collections in the Library of Congress compiled by John R. Sellers and Patricia Molen van Ee in 1981. The bibliography contains approximately 2,000 maps ...
Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
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 ...
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