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
Plan of New Orleans the capital of Louisiana
Shows houses, streets, and vegetation. Oriented with north to the upper right. "Eng. for the London Mag." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1679 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Blanchard, Joseph - Langdon, Samuel - Jefferys, Thomas
A new map of Virginia from the best authorities
From the London Magazine. November 1761, v. 30. Prime meridian: London and Philadelphia. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1436 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Copy 2. Gift; From the collection of Dr. Gerald D. Aurbach, given in his memory by his wife, Hanna, and daughters, Elissa and Pamela. Acquisitions control no. 94-29
Rochambeau Map Collection
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 Revolution. The maps ...
Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
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.
A map of the sources of the Chaudière, Penobscot, and Kennebec rivers,
Scale ca. 1:390,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth backing with reinforced edges. Relief shown pictorially. Shows campsite locations for the author's expedition from Quebec into Maine. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 838 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
A plann of the town of Savannah in the state of Georgia.
"This plann is laid down according to the original design but the distances are marked by the survey made & confirmed by Act of Assembly in the year of our lord 1761. [illegible initials]." Oriented with north toward lower right. Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes and names of select property owners. Fold-lined. Minor ...
Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress)
American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789
The collection represents an important historical record of the mapping of North America and the Caribbean. Most of the items presented here are documented in Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789: A Guide to the Collections in the Library of Congress compiled by John R. Sellers and Patricia Molen van Ee in 1981. The bibliography contains approximately 2,000 maps ...
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