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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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    Norman's plan of New Orleans & environs, 1845. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Möllhausen, Henry - Norman, Benjamin Moore - Shields & Hammond
    • Date: 1845
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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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    Plan von Washington. Shows wards, built-up areas, and major buildings. Also covers Georgetown. Title, scale heading, and note in German. Place-names in English. In left upper margin: Meyer's Handatlas. In lower margin: Aus der Geographischen Graviranstalt des Bibliographischen Instituts zu Hildburghausen-Amsterdam, Paris, u. Philadelphia. Includes note, Capitol floorplan, and index to points of interest. "No. 61." LC copy soiled, fold-lined, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also ...
    • Contributor: Geographisches Institut Leipzig
    • Date: 1845
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    Map of the Howland Place, Whitestone Avenue, Flushing, L.I. Property survey map of tracts in Flushing, Queens County, Long Island, N.Y. Shows tract lines, dimensions, tract-line compass orientations, buildings, trees, field usage identifications, and street names. Hand watercolored in green, pink, and blue to show unidentified land subdivisions. Imperfect: Shellacked, cracked, mounted on cloth backing. Includes bar "Scale of chains". Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Miller & Co.
    • Date: 1845
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    Map of the rail roads, from Rome to Albany and Troy, by one of the engineers who assisted in contructing, prepared from actual survey. Detailed map of the Mohawk Valley from Troy to Rome showing drainage, relief by hachures, towns, and villages.
    • Contributor: William, Levi
    • Date: 1845
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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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    A New map of the Western States. Iowa--Arkansas--Michigan and Not filed "West." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus) - Mitchell, S. Augustus
    • Date: 1845
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    Map of the United States Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Prime meridian: Washington. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Gilbert, Lydia
    • Date: 1845
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    A plan of Alfred, Maine Shows buildings pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Folded vertically, with losses in the upper half. Profiles on verso: The hill east & west -- The hill north & south -- Shape of the road from one bridge to the other. Accompanying drawing shows three Shaker buildings, annotated, probably incorrectly, in pencil in lower margin as: 1. Hancock Mass. ; ...
    • Contributor: Bussell, Joshua H.
    • Date: 1845
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    A plan of Fort William Henry, and the intrenched camp of the English;-with the camps of the French. Scale ca. 1:3,240. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Relief shown by shading. Includes "References." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
    • Date: 1845
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    Plan of the town of Alexandria, D.C. with the environs : exhibiting the outlet of the Alexandria Canal, the shipping channel, wharves, Hunting Cr. &c. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes index to points of interest and text. Copy annotated in pencil to show boundaries(?) and to update index; annotated in ink to add "Va." to title. LC copy imperfect: Small sections missing along the map ...
    • Contributor: Ewing, Maskell C. - Sinclair, T. (Thomas)
    • Date: 1845
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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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    Atlas of the battles of the American Revolution, together with maps shewing the routes of the British and American Armies, plans of cities, surveys of harbors, &c., LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 609, 910, 1003, 1013, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1200, 1291, 1321, 1327, 1337, 1342, 1346, 1356, 1375, 1465, 1474, 1476, 1516, 1543, 1561, 1564, 1566, 1576, 1630, 2075 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Date: 1845

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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 an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & north California in the years 1843-44 Relief shown by hachures. State 2: Does not include notes or Great Basin statement. Shows place name South Park below Bayou Salade; some place names differ from other states. LC Trails, no. 223 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Exhibition: Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., ...
    • Contributor: Frémont, John Charles - Abert, John James - Fillmore, Millard
    • Date: 1844
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    China : the interior, chiefly from du Halde and the Jesuits, 1710 to 1718, and the sea coast from modern authorities Relief shown by hachures. LC copy stamped on: 626888. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: J. & C. Walker (Firm) - Du Halde, J.- (Jean-Baptiste)
    • Date: 1845
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    A new map of Iowa : accompanied with notes by W. Barrows Also shows territory occupied by Native American tribes. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, D.C. Includes ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Mounted on cloth, mounted on paper. LC copy imperfect: Wanting notes.
    • Contributor: Barrows, Willard - Doolittle & Munson
    • Date: 1845
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    Map exhibiting the experimental and located lines for the New-York and New-Haven Rail-Road. Detailed topographic strip map showing the coast from New York City to New Haven, Conn. Indicates drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, roads, and railroads. Chartered in 1844, organized in 1846, opened in 1849. [From published bibliography]
    • Contributor: Anderson, P. - Snyder & Black Lithogrs
    • Date: 1845
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    Map of the Portsmouth and Concord Railroad, shewing its connection with other railroads. Map showing parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine indicating county lines, cities, towns, and the railroad network. [From published bibliography]
    • Contributor: Carter, T. J. - J.H. Bufford & Co.
    • Date: 1845
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    An enlarged and complete map of the village of Lockport : drawn from the latest maps on file and other authentic surveys Cadastral map showing streets, lots, lot numbers, commercial properties, and local-office locations. LC copy imperfect: Small sections missing and torn at upper portion of map. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 2010-018
    • Contributor: Haines, Jesse P. - Hall & Mooney
    • Date: 1845
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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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    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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    Nouvelle carte physique, politique, industrielle & commericale de l'Amerique Centrale et des Antilles : avec un plan spécial des possessions de la Compagnie belge de colonisation dans l'Amerique Centrale, état de Guatemala Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Includes inset of "Carte du district de Santo-Thomas", 1:480,000 and indexed inset of "Plan gènèral de la ville de Guatemala." Includes national flags.
    • Contributor: Compagnie Belge De Colonisation - Dally, N.
    • Date: 1845
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    Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & north California in the years 1843-44 Relief shown by hachures. State 3: Includes notes, Great Basin statement, and place name South Park below Bayou Salade; some place names differ from other states. "Published in Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon and north California in the years 1843-44. By Brevet Captain J. C. Fremont ... Printed by order of the Senate ...
    • Contributor: Frémont, John Charles - Abert, John James - Edward Weber & Co. - United States. Congress. Senate
    • Date: 1844