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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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    [Embossed map of Nantucket Island and vicinity].

    Tactile map for the blind. Accompanied by text: Sixth annual report of the trustees of the New-England Institution for the Education of the Blind, to the Corporation : January 8, 1838. 22 p. ; 23 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault Acquisitions control no. 99-20

    • Contributor: New England Institution for the Education of the Blind
    • Date: 1838
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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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    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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    Chart of the head of navigation of the Potomac River shewing the route of the Alexandria Canal : made in pursuance of a resolution of the Alex'a Canal Company Oct. 1838

    Nautical chart of the Potomac estuary within the District of Columbia. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. 29-30 Includes note. LC copies fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Copy 1 annotated in ink in right lower margin: From Senate Doc. 178, 26th Congress, 2nd Session, Feb. 5., ...

    • Contributor: Stone, William James - Kearney, James - Turnbull, Wm. (william) - Fairfax, Wilson M. C. - Ewing, Maskell C. - Alexandria Canal Company
    • Date: 1838
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    Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mountains, exhibiting the various trading depots or forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company, connected with the western and ...

    Relief shown by hachures. "S. Doc. no. 470, 25 Con. 2 s." Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in pencil: scale incorrect. Another issue does not include the lines denoting coastal and interior waters (G4240 1838 .H6 Vault) Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Hood, Washington - Abert, John James - Stansbury, M. H. - Hudson's Bay Company - United States. Congress. Senate - United States. Topographical Bureau
    • Date: 1838
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    Map of the city of Cincinnati

    Map has profile of the bottom of the Ohio River ; scale recording height of reservoirs and extent of the river's overflow ; landmarks ; ward boundaries. Map includes evirons of Cincinnati including parts of Covington, Ky. and Newport, Ky. "Latitude 39⁰5ʹ54ʺ North. Longitude 7⁰25ʹ12ʺ West of Washington City." "Entered according to Act of Congress by Joseph Gest in the clerk's office of the ...

    • Contributor: Gest, Joseph - Haviland, W. (william)
    • Date: 1838
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    Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mountains, exhibiting the various trading depots or forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company, connected with the western and ...

    Scale ca. 1:1,000,000. Relief shown by hachures. Label pasted on, signed in black ink: Wash: Hood Capt. Topl. Engrs. LC copy annotated in pencil with extensive notes and revisions. "S. Doc. no. 470, 25 Con. 2 s." Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Another issue includes the lines denoting coastal and interior waters not shown ...

    • Contributor: Hood, Washington - Abert, John James - Stansbury, M. H. - Hudson's Bay Company - United States. Congress. Senate - United States. Topographical Bureau
    • Date: 1838
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    Map of Warren County, Pennsylvania

    County map showing townships, warranty-deed survey tracts, tract numbers, real-property tracts, landowners' names, and tract acreages. Hand col. (watercolors) to emphasize township boundaries. LC copy imperfect: Use-worn, fold-lined, halved to enable folding, cloth hemmed, annotated in black wash on cloth backing: Warren Co. Pa. Includes text, inset of "Town of Warren and City Point", and commonwealth coat-of-arms at head of title. LC Land ownership ...

    • Contributor: Ludlow, Andrew H. - Cook, Charles - Bufford's Lith
    • Date: 1838
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    A map of Cambridge, Mass.

    Scale 1:12,000; 1000 ft. to an in. Relief shown by hachures. LC copy imperfect: Portion of lower right corner missing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 100; 651/1

    • Contributor: Hayward, James - Eddy's Lithography
    • Date: 1838
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    A map of the Hawaiian Islands.

    Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Includes view of Lahainaluna. LC copy is only two panels of a larger map.

    • Date: 1838
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    Topographical plan & profile of the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road. J. Knight. Sc.

    Topographic strip map of part of Pennsylvania from Mahanoy Mountain along Schuylkill River to Philadelphia. The line was chartered on December 5, 1833, and was completed in 1839. The entire line was opened on July 13, 1842.

    • Contributor: Osborne, R. (richard Boyce) - Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co. - Osborne, R.
    • Date: 1838
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    Map of the practicable routes of a canal from Baltimore to the Potomak

    Relief shown in hachures and pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Bridges, Edward W. - Lucas, Fielding
    • Date: 1838
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    Chart of the head of navigation of the Potomac River shewing the route of the Alexandria Canal : made in pursuance of a resolution of the Alex'a Canal Company Oct. 1838

    Nautical chart with extensive annotations in col. and lead pencils to show proposed railroad routes connecting central Washington and Alexandria (Va.). Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Originally printed on 2 sheets. Includes note. LC copy soiled, stained, missing edge sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Stone, William James - Kearney, James - Turnbull, Wm. (william) - Fairfax, Wilson M. C. - Ewing, Maskell C. - Alexandria Canal Company
    • Date: 1838