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    The United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures This online collection contains digitized items from the Library of Congress collection that was originally made available as The United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures/Brasil e Estados Unidos: Expandindo Fronteiras, Comparando Culturas, as part of the Global Gateways initiative.

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    Brazil. This map of Brazil is a Tallis map, identifiable by the scrolling on the borders and the finely-drawn scenes inscribed on the map. John Tallis and Co. was a British mapmaking firm that operated from roughly 1835 to 1860. The map was drawn and engraved by cartographer John Rapkin. Tallis maps were known for their accurate designs and numerous place names and geographical details,...
    • Contributor: Lacey, W. - Rapkin, John - Winkles, H.
    • Date: 1851
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Brazil. From Henry S. Tanner's New universal atlas, 1846, p. 40. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Date: 1846
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    Brazil. From: Geography - History of America. London : Sherwood Jones & Co., 1823. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Carey, Henry Charles - Lea, Isaac
    • Date: 1822
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    Brazil. "Base 801413 (R00773) 5-94." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
    • Date: 1994
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    Brazil. "Base 801414 (R00773) 5-94." Relief shown by shading. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
    • Date: 1994
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    Brazil.
    Brasil
    This early map of Brazil is by Jacopo Gastaldi (circa 1500-circa 1565), a Piedmontese cartographer who worked in Venice and rose to the position of cosmographer of the Venetian Republic. Gastaldi produced maps and illustrations for parts of Delle Navigationi et Viaggi (Travels and voyages), a compilation of travel writings by the Venetian diplomat and geographer Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557). Ramusio's work contained more...
    • Contributor: Ramusio, Giovanni Battista - Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1565
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Northwest Brazil. "13469 10-54." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
    • Date: 1954
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    Northwest Brazil. "13469.1 10-54." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
    • Date: 1954
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    Southeast Brazil. "13470 10-54." Includes 6 ancillary maps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
    • Date: 1954
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    Southeast Brazil. "13470.1 10-54." Includes 6 ancillary maps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
    • Date: 1954
  • Map
    Brazil, Bolivia & Peru
    Brazil, Bolivia and Peru
    "This hand-colored map of the northern part of South America originally appeared in A New General Atlas Exhibiting The Five Great Divisions of the Globe, published by John Grigg (1792-1864) in Philadelphia in 1829. It shows the still somewhat vague demarcation of the borders between countries in the interior of the continent. Grigg's atlas was based on the work of Conrad Malte-Brun (1755-1826), a...
    • Contributor: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton) - Grigg & Elliot
    • Date: 1829
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    Brazil, provincial railroads. Shows drainage features.
    • Contributor: Imperial Instituto Artístico (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
    • Date: 1902
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    [Brazil and Bolivia boundary]. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Date: 1915
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    Colton's Brazil with Guayana. From: G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., Colton's General atlas, 1871, plate no. 90. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co.
    • Date: 1871
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    Physical map of Brazil. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) - Wells, James W. (James William) - Wells, James W.
    • Date: 1886
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    Brazil with Guiana & Paraguay. From D.H. Burr, New universal atlas, 1834. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Burr, David H.
    • Date: 1834
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    Brazil and Paraguay Relief shown by hachures. Covers also Uruguay and the Guianas. Also numbered "51". From: New general atlas. (London : Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1830) Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green - Hall, Sidney
    • Date: 1828
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    Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay & Guayana. From: Black's General Atlas, 1873. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
    • Date: 1873
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    Map of the Brazilian Empire.
    Carta do Império do Brasil
    This detailed map of Imperial Brazil was drawn by Conrado Jacob Niemeyer (1788-1862) after an earlier map by Duarte da Ponte Ribeiro, the Baron of Ponte Ribeiro (1795-1878). After beginning his career as a doctor, Ponte Ribeiro became an important diplomat during the early years of Brazilian independence, representing his country in Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Niemeyer was an engineer best known...
    • Contributor: Tourinho, Monteiro - Ponte Ribeiro, Duarte Da Ponte Ribeiro, Barão De - Niemeyer, Conrado Jacob De
    • Date: 1873
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Geographic Map of Brazil.
    Carta geografica del Bresil
    This map of Brazil was published by Giovanni Battista Albrizzi (1698-1777), a prominent Venetian publisher of books and maps. The notes on the map, in Italian, include various speculative remarks about the people and the geography of the interior of Brazil, then still largely unknown to Europeans. Albrizzi, who inherited his business from his father, was part of a family active in publishing and...
    • Contributor: Albrizzi, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1740
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Brazil, or trans-Atlantic Portugal. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Luffman, J. - Luffman, J. (John)
    • Date: 1808
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    Pilot chart of the coast of Brazil
    Coast of Brazil
    Shows prevailing wind direction by month. Original date appears on map:1849. "This chart is on the plan of Pilot Chart North Atlantic. The only difference between the two is that in the North Atlantic, the wind-roses occupy each a space of Ocean 5' square. On this the wind-rose occupies a space of 1' of longitude by 2' of latitude. The arrangement of the months,...
    • Contributor: United States. Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography - United States. Hydrographic Office - United States Naval Observatory - Sherman & Smith - Maury, Matthew Fontaine
    • Date: 1852
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    Pilot chart of the coast of Brazil
    Coast of Brazil
    Shows prevailing wind direction by month. "This chart is on the plan of Pilot Chart North Atlantic. The only difference between the two is that in the North Atlantic, the wind-roses occupy each a space of Ocean 5' square. On this the wind-rose occupies a space of 1' of longitude by 2' of latitude. The arrangement of the months, courses, winds, and calms, is...
    • Contributor: United States. Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography - United States. Hydrographic Office - United States Naval Observatory - Sherman & Smith - Maury, Matthew Fontaine
    • Date: 1854
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    Geographical, statistical, and historical map of Brazil From: Carey, H.C., and Lea, I. American atlas ... -- Philadelphia, Carey & Lea, 1827. Prime meridians: Washington and London. Relief shown by landform drawings. Includes text on borders. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Young & Delleker - Finlayson, James - Carey & Lea
    • Date: 1827