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
Hotchkiss Map Collection
The Hotchkiss Map Collection contains cartographic items made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps primarily of the Shenandoah Valley, some of which were used by the Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson for their combat planning and strategy. Several of the maps have annotations of various military officers, demonstrating their ...
[General-content map of several townships in the southern part of Burlington County, N.J.]
Shows township boundaries, place-names, roads, villages, mills, streams, houses, and householders' names. Covers areas south of the town of Mount Holly, indicated as Northampton, Southampton, Pemberton, and Washington townships. Title devised by cataloguer. No cartographic attribution or date of preparation is present. Manuscript: Black/blue/red inks (for names and lines) and yellow watercolor (for streams). Handwritten in ink on verso: Northampton. Names are in serifate ...
Relief shown by hachures. Box title. Alternate title: The world on Mercator's projection. Accompanied by: The world on Mercator's projection. 1 map : col. ; 29 x 44 cm. LC copy imperfect: One broken piece; small portion of a piece missing; accompanying map brittle. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault Shelf
Map of the city of Washington
Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. LC copy stained, laminated, mounted on cloth backing, and signed in pencil at lower right: [H.L.?] Whiting. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP
De Krafft, F. C. - Stone, W. I. - Morrison, William M.
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.
Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870
This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the American Colonization Society (ACS), organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa. These maps show early settlements in Liberia, indigenous political subdivisions, and some of the building lots that were assigned to settlers. This on-line presentation also includes other nineteenth-century maps of Liberia: a map prepared for a book first published ...
American Colonization Society - Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
[Fort Edward to Putnam's Creek, incidents of the French War.
Scale ca. 1:156,000. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, on tracing paper. Mounted on cloth backing. Shows location of "Putnam's fight, July 1, 1757," area where "Putnam was taken prisoner, Aug. 8, 1758," "Montcalm, Aug. 2, 1757," and "Carpenter's attack of Fort Edward, July 23, 1757." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...
Map of the state of Maine
Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy hand colored, sectioned in two, mounted on cloth. Darkened. Annotated in ink in upper left corner.
Deane, John G. (John Gilmore) - Deane, John G.
Map of America by Diego Ribero 1529.
Spanish; title in English. Pen-and-ink and blue watercolor, mounted on cloth, mounted on paper. Traced from a map by Diego Ribero. On label affixed in upper right corner: 41. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Ribero, Diego - Kohl, J. G.
Empires chinois et japonais
Relief shown by hachures. Shows roads, overprinted in red. Prime meridian: Paris. From Dufour and Duvotenay's Atlas de geographie. Paris : Dufour et Duvotenay, 1840. In pencil in upper left corner: 34. LC copy stamped on: 626888. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Dufour, A.-H. (Auguste-Henri)
Croquis de un plano de la jurisdicion del real de Temascaltepec
Relief shown by hachures. "De 20 leguas de 26 al grado." Pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing paper. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 528 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift; A. B. Hagner; Apr. 27, 1914. In lower right margin: 308242, 14.