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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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    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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    [Map of California shown as an island].

    Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan - Library of Congress
    • Date: 1650
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    La Floride

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coastline from Secotan in Virginia to Planuco in Mexico; the interior is shown to 40 degrees of latitude north and includes lakes and rivers in the region. Prime meridian: [Ferro]. Appears to be no. [3] detached from: L'Amériqve en plvsievrs cartes novvelles, et exactes, &c., ... Paris, [1667?] -P.L. Phillips, A list of geographical atlases in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas
    • Date: 1657