Railroad maps represent an important historical record, illustrating the growth of travel and settlement as well as the development of industry and agriculture in the United States. They depict the development of cartographic style and technique, highlighting the achievement of early railroaders. Included in the collection are progress report surveys for individual lines, official government surveys, promotional maps, maps showing land grants and rights-of-way, ...
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 ...
Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
Covers northern New England and upper Saint Lawrence Valley. Does not show military positions, movements, or fortifications. Relief shown pictorially. Includes notes. LC copy lacks small marginal and internal sections. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Scale ca. 1:12,500,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro and Greenwich. "No. 24" in right margin. Shows areas of possession by color. Includes text and list of states and dominions. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 130 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
Dunn, Samuel - Carver, Jonathan - Robert Sayer and John Bennett (firm)
Very detailed commercial map of the continental United States showing drainage, international and state boundaries, cities and towns, railroad stations, the entire railroad network with names or abbreviations of railroad companies along each line. [From published bibliography]
Consists of the Sanborn fire insurance map holdings of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. These maps depict the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of approximately 12,000 cities and towns primarily in the United States but also include limited portions of Canada, Cuba, and Mexico. Sanborn maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard ...
Relief shown in hachures and spot heights. Includes Census of the United States for 1860. Includes insets of 6 views, 5 maps and 4 profiles. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Maury, Matthew Fontaine - United States Naval Observatory
Outline map of the eastern half of the United States indicating drainage, state boundaries, major cities, and constructed and contemplated railroads. The southern portion of map indicates proposed shipping routes to points in the West Indies and Middle America. This is one of the earliest small-scale government maps to show a railroad network. [From published bibliography]
Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "West longitude from London" and "from Philadelphia." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 716 Includes text, historical notes, distance charts, and inset of "A sketch of the remaining part of Ohio R. &c." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2; 700/1
Wall map. Shows Canada only along United States border. Relief shown by hachures. Gift; Buffy Cafritz, Madison Council; 2004. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, D.C. Differs from other 1849 ed. by omission of table of distances at lower left and "gold region" in California. Originally printed on 2 sheets. Sheets joined vertically, mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...
Colton, G. Woolworth (george Woolworth) - Colton, J. H. (joseph Hutchins) - Atwood, John M. - Barnard, William S. - Colton, G. Woolworth
Insets. By the Superintendent, U.S. National Observatory. In comparison to the Bond publication also note addition of 2 counties in Kansas, and Wichita ... in Oklahoma. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Outline map of the United States and Middle America showing proposed routes of the Pacific Rail Road and its branches in connection with the various systems of existing and unfinished rail roads from the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Steiger, W. T. - United States. General Land Office
Not drawn to scale. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen and ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows area from Lake Erie to the mouth of the Ohio River. Also mounted on sheet, in same handwriting as map, 2 sheets, one of questions, one of information relating to the map. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 775 Available also through the Library of ...
Shows only southeastern and southwestern portions of Canada. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes 24 insets, county population table, and notes indicating distribution of Native American populations. In upper left margin in manuscript ink: "Deposited in the Clerk's Office for the So. Dist. of New York August 4, ...
Relief shown by hachures and pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes, ill., and tables of coordinates and other statistical data. Imperfect: Backed with cloth and cut into sections.
Robinson, John Hamilton - Narstin, John L. - Anderson, H. (hugh)
Scale ca. 1:500,000. Manuscript, red and black ink and watercolor, some letters and features roughed in pencil. Relief shown by hachures. Shoals shown with a line of pale red wash. "Acc. no. 2442." Three paintings of shoreline profiles: Lighthouse of Boston from the channel sailing out.--Halifax light house west 3 miles.--Cape Babtist a lofty promontory at the head of Bay Fundy. Bearing WBN 3 ...
Relief shown in hachures and spot heights. Maps for an Emerging Nation, no. 55. Includes insets of 3 views, 4 maps and 1 cross section. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies; Copy 2 imperfect.
Maury, Matthew Fontaine - United States Naval Observatory