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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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    A map of the county of Philadelphia : from actual survey Shows rural buildings and occupants' names. Relief shown by hachures. LC Land ownership maps, 784 Includes text, population table, and inset "Plan of the city of Philadalphia". Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Ellet, Charles
    • Date: 1843
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    Map of Jackson City opposite the city of Washington at the south end of the Potomac Free Bridge. Shows proposed town of Jackson City in Alexandria County D.C. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also covers Potomac River between Georgetown and Alexandria. Pen-and-ink and blue wash. Faced with gauze and mounted on cloth backing. Includes later lead-pencil annotations at lower right. Map folder annotated in ink: This map removed from a binding containing a list of the original ...
    • Date: 1843
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    Map of Jackson City opposite the city of Washington at the south end of the Potomac Free Bridge. Shows proposed town of Jackson City in Alexandria County D.C. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also covers Potomac River between Georgetown and Alexandria. Lead pencil on tracing paper. Probably traced by Dr. Joseph M. Toner from the original 1843 ms. map. From the Joseph Meredith Toner collection in LC Manuscript Division. Torn, wrinkled, and fold-lined. Available also through the ...
    • Contributor: Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith)
    • Date: 1843
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    Karte von China und Japan den Manen D'Anville's und Klapproth's Relief shown by hachures. In lower right: Gest. v. Mädel II u. s Sch. From Berghaus's Atlas von Asia. Prime meridians: Paris and Greenwich. In upper left: Berghaus's Atlas von Asia. Includes chart of geographic terms in 9 languages. In upper right: no. 2. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Berghaus, Heinrich Karl Wilhelm - Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D - Justus Perthes (Firm : Gotha, Germany)
    • Date: 1843
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    No. 1. Survey for John Davidson ; No. 2. Lots surveyed on 1st Street between Fred. & Fayette streets : [Georgetown, Washington D.C.]. Cadastral survey maps showing landowners' names. "Book 1839, 40, last part, Octo'r 28th 1843." Title from verso. From the Taggart Estate papers. Pen-and-ink. Soiled, fold-lined, and missing edge sections. Two incomplete surveys maps in ink and lead pencil on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 496 Vault DCP
    • Contributor: Taggart, Hugh T. (Hugh Thomas)
    • Date: 1843
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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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    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 ...
    • Date: 1828

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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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    Map of Maine : constructed from the most correct surveys with sectional distances and elevations, or level, of the St. Croix River from Calais Bridge deduced from the states survey Relief shown by hachures. LC copy hand colored. Folded in leather cover 13 x 8 cm. Front cover detached. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Anson, W. - Colesworthy, Samuel Hodgson
    • Date: 1843
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    Map, exhibiting the railway route between Baltimore & St. Louis, together with the other principal lines in the eastern, middle & western states; prepared under the direction of B. H. Latrobe, Ch. ... Map covers area from Portland, Maine, to Norfolk, Va., and west to the Mississippi River.
    • Contributor: Latrobe, Benj. H. (Benjamin Henry) - Latrobe, Benj. H.
    • Date: 1843
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    Hydrographical basin of the upper Mississippi River from astronomical and barometrical observations, surveys, and information. Scale 1:1,200,000. Relief shown by hachures. "Mountains engraved by E. F. Woodward, Phila." "Reduced and compiled under the direction of Col. J. J. Abert in the Bureau of the Corps of Topl. Engrs. by Lieut. W. H. Emory from the map published in 1842 and from other authorities in 1843. W. J. Stone, Sc." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...
    • Contributor: Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas) - Frémont, John Charles - Stone, William James - Nicollet, J. N.
    • Date: 1843
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    China, sheet VII : eastern coast from the Phi-Ki-Shan to the Hie-Shan Islands
    Eastern coast from the Phi-Ki-Shan to the Hie-Shan Islands
    Depth shown by soundings. LC copy: Mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Kellett, Henry - Collinson, R. - : Walker, John - Walker, C.
    • Date: 1843
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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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    A collection of maps, charts, drawings, surveys, etc, published from time to time, by order of the two houses of Congress : [United States, Western Hemisphere, and the world]. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Depths shown by soundings. Phillips 1384 "This is not a complete collection of the maps, charts, &c., published by order of Congress. It contains such only as could be collected when this volume was bound--1843." LC copy disbound. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Congress
    • Date: 1843

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    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 ...
    • Contributor: American Colonization Society - Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Map of the county west of Cumberland towards the Ohio river, showing the various lines surveyed or reconnoitred [sic] for the extension of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road to its western ... Lightly colored map on tracing linen showing western Pennsylvania, western Maryland, parts of Virginia and West Virginia and most of Ohio.
    • Contributor: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
    • Date: 1843
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    Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 Contains 623 maps chosen from more than 3,000 railroad maps and about 2,000 regional, state, and county maps, and other maps which show "internal improvements" of the past century. The maps presented here are a selection from the Geography and Map Division holdings, based on the popular cartobibliography, Railroad Maps of the United States: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of Original 19th-century Maps in the ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Map of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhodeisland [i.e. Rhode Island] Wall map. Shows minor civil subdivisions. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Includes ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Copy imperfect: Brittle, darkened, stained, creased, backed by cloth, attached to wooden rods along top and bottom of sheet. Acquisitions control no.: 2007-003
    • Contributor: Ruggles, Edward - Peabody, M. M. (Moody Morse) - Hutchinson, E. (Ebenezer)
    • Date: 1843