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    Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen hundred of the principal ports and places in the world, with their bearings per compass, and their distances expressed in geographical ... Includes text, compass rose, and ill. of Capitol. LC copy halved and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 149 DCP
    • Contributor: Warr, John - Hawkes, P.
    • Date: 1827
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    Genehoa, Jaloffi, et Sierraliones regna. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the left. Accompanied by explanatory text sheet. Includes compass rose and rhumb lines. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Janssonius Heirs (Firm)
    • Date: 1674
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    Orbis terrae novissima descriptio Includes two wind charts, compass rose, lunar chart, climatic zones, armillary sphere, notes and illustrations In upper right corner: I. LC copy mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Leclerc, Jean - Mercator, Gerhard - Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1602
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    Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen hundred of the principal ports and places in the world, with their bearings per compass, and their distances expressed in geographical ... "Entered according to Act of Congress the 3rd day of April 1827, by P. Hawkes of the State of Pennsylvania." Includes text, compass rose, and ill. of Capitol. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 149 Vault DCP
    • Contributor: Warr, John - Hawkes, P. - Calvert, T. H.
    • Date: 1827
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas]. Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Does not cover Black Sea. Title devised by cataloguer. Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys). Contains 11 compass roses in a circle centered on Sicily, 2 additional roses in Iberia, and rhumb lines connecting all roses and some central points without roses. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (brown) and dark watercolors. LC Nautical charts on...
    • Date: 1550
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    To Capt. John Wood this map of the world, drawn according to Mercators projection, is humbly dedicated
    Map of the world, drawn according to Mercators projection
    Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Includes the name "Pensilvania", so is a second state issued after 1682. Includes illustrations, north polar hemisphere, two compass roses and rhumb lines. Printed on two sheets and pasted together. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, 472 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Morden, Robert - Berry, William
    • Date: 1690
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    Plan and perspective view of Pittsburgh. Scale not given. Date from dealers catalog: [1760-70] Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC copy incomplete: Lower left and right sections missing. Includes index to points of interest and illus. Oriented with north to the left, not towards the upper right as shown by compass rose. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1330 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster...
    • Contributor: Day, E. A.
    • Date: 1760
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    Map of the Arlington, Va. National Cemetery Relief shown by hachures. Above compass rose: Magnetic meridian spring of 1892. Annotated on original map: From Report on the re-burial of the Confederate dead in Arlington Cemetery ... by the Charles Broadway Rouss Camp No. 1191, United Confederate Veterans of Washington. Washington. 1901. E641.U57. "Official." Oriented with north to the right. "B-3." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a...
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps. Depot Quartermaster's Office - United Confederate Veterans. Washington, D.C. Division. Charles Broadway Rouss Camp No. - Norris Peters Co.
    • Date: 1901
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    [Rough survey map of the White House and grounds, Washington D.C.]. Shows White House and Treasury buildings and grounds in the condition of 1808 or later. Title devised by cataloger. Note in upper right corner: 8 courses from Treasury to Front in [word unclear] including W. wall running N & S. Lead pencil. Fold-lined, torn, and missing upper left corner. Watermark: W. Edgar 1795 (with fleur-de-lis under crown). Includes notes, computations, and compass rose in...
    • Date: 1808
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of Europe and northwest Africa]. Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Contains 4 compass roses in a circle centered in Italy to the north of Rome and half of a fifth on the trimmed center left edge. Pen-and ink in brown, red, and green, with possible traces of gilding. The chart appears to have been cropped at the left and possibly the...
    • Date: 15??
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coast of Spain and Portugal] Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title provided by cataloguer. Fragmentary signature on upper right portion leading into neck reads "Io Placid...". Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys). Contains 10 small and 4 large compass roses centered on Sicily. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 14 Pen-and-ink and goauche, with traces of gilding. Includes 2 scale bars in unidentified...
    • Contributor: Oliva, Placido
    • Date: 158?
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    [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea and western part of the Black Sea] ; [Portolan chart of the Aegean Sea and part of the Mediterranean Sea including Crete]
    Portolan chart of the Aegean Sea and part of the Mediterranean Sea including Crete | Mediterranean Sea charts 1640
    Shows names of harbors along the coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and adjoining waters. Relief shown pictorially on the Mediterranean Sea chart. Statement of attribution from the Aegean Sea chart. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Titles devised by cataloguer. Aegean Sea chart oriented with north to the right. The 2 charts are half-joined at...
    • Contributor: Cavallini, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1640
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    Mapa de la Sierra Gorda y Costa del Seno Mexicano desde la Cuidad de Queretaro Covers northeast provinces of Nuevo Santander, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and parts of Texas. Relief shown pictorially. Also shows Indian settlements and location of missions. Pen-and-ink on 8 sheets of paper pasted together, mounted on cloth. Text keyed to map symbols. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 552 In bottom right margin: 207242. Stamped on verso: 281. Imperfect: Losses throughout with compass rose cut...
    • Contributor: Escandón, José De
    • Date: 1747
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    A Chart of the harbour of Boston, with the soundings, sailing-marks, and other directions. Scale ca. 1:28,000. LC copy annotated with "No. 2" to the left of the title; concentric circles, drawn in ink, centered on compass roses; and, a stamp "Engr. Dept. U. States Topl. Bureau." Annotated on verso: Boston. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. From The North-American pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St. Laurence. 1777. v. 2. LC Maps of...
    • Contributor: Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
    • Date: 1777
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    [A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent continents]. Also shows the southeast Pacific Ocean, the southwest Indian Ocean, as well as the continents of South America, Africa, Europe, and portions of North America and Asia. Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied by cataloger. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 16 LC Luso-Hispanic World, 10 Pen-and-ink and watercolor, matted and mounted between panels of transparent Lucite plexiglass; the panels are riveted on a rigid frame...
    • Contributor: Roiz, Pascoal
    • Date: 1633
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    A topographical map describing the principality of the islands of Malta and Goza Topographic map showing field/fence/wall lines in rural areas. Relief shown by hachures and rock drawings (coastlines). Oriented with north toward the upper left. Handwritten Millard Fillmore signature is not present on recto or verso. When affixed to the cloth backing the map sheet was sectioned to 30 panels to enable folding. LC sheet imperfect: Use-worn, oil-stained at left of legend, lead-pencil annotation near the...
    • Contributor: Palmeus, A. F. Gervais De - Faden, William
    • Date: 1799
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    A map of the estate of Edward Vernon Esquire Land-estate cadastral survey map showing property ownership lines, individual farms contained within the estate, field/hedge lines, field names, and field acreages. The farm names (given in capital lettering) are: Cadwell Hall Farm -- Boyton Farm. Manuscript: Color inks for property/field lines, for 1 farm name, for compass rose; black-ink lettering for map title; faded pen-and-ink handwriting for statement of attribution (in cartouche), notes, field...
    • Contributor: Miller, Jno - Vernon, Edward
    • Date: 1722
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    Map of Herkimer County, New York The northern half of the map shows numbered survey tracts, some with owner's name; the southern half shows rural buildings and householders' names. The city insets show building coverage, lot/tract lines, and owners' names. Relief shown by hachures. Hand colored to emphasize town (township) boundaries and areas. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1857 by R.F. O'Connor in the ... Southern...
    • Contributor: Golden, T. - Weingartner, A. - O'Connor, R. F.
    • Date: 1859
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    The Province of Tierra Firme and the New Kingdom of Granada and Popayán.
    Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan
    This map of 1631 by Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571--1638) shows Central America and the northwestern part of South America, including all or parts of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. A Dutch text on the reverse of the map explains the geography of the regions depicted, which encompassed the Spanish viceroyalty of New Granada and the province of Popayán, which took its name from the colonial...
    • Contributor: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
    • Date: 1631
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    A night-club map of Harlem
    Manhattan
    Pictorial map of entertainment, restaurant, and speakeasy facilities in the Harlem district, Manhattan, New York City. At foot of principal title: The stars indicate the places that are open all night. The only important omission is ... the various speakeasies but since there are about 500 of them you won't have much trouble. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Purchase; Madison Council using...
    • Contributor: Campbell, E. Simms (Elmer Simms) - Dell Publishing Company
    • Date: 1932
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    Map of the City of New Orleans as it was on May 30, 1725.
    Plan de la ville de la Nouvelle Orléans en l'état quelle étoit le 30 may 1725
    New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville and named in honor of the regent of France, Philippe d'Orléans (1674--1723), who awarded the monopoly to exploit the adjacent colony to John Law and the Compagnie d'Occident (Company of the West). Located on the Mississippi River, near where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico, the town became the capital of...
    • Date: 1725
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    Geographic Description of the Travels of the Apostles and the Journeys of Paul, Together with the Countries and Empires Where They First Preached the Gospel.
    Geographische beschryvinghe van de wandeling der Apostelen ende de reysen Pauli, Mitsgaders de Landen ende Rÿcken daer sÿ het Evangelium eerst hebben verkondight
    This striking map created in 1642 by Nicolaes Visscher (1618-79) shows the eastern Mediterranean and environs in the first century AD and the journey of the Apostle Paul from Jerusalem to Rome in 60--61. Nine panels surrounding the map depict major scenes from the life of Paul and the journey, including his being blinded on the road to Damascus, his baptism, his escape from...
    • Contributor: Visscher, Nicolaes
    • Date: 1642
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    [Iconografica rappresentatione della inclita città di Venezia consacrata al reggio serenissimo dominio veneto] "Lodovico Ughi's 1729 map of Venice is regarded as a landmark in the cartographic history of the city. For centuries, Venetian mapmakers had been copying older maps without significantly altering the appearance of the city. Ughi's map was the first to be based on accurate field surveys and real measurements. Little is known about Ughi, the cartographer. The publisher of the map, Giuseppe Baroni,...
    • Contributor: Ughi, Lodovico - Baroni, Giuseppe
    • Date: 1729
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    New and Accurate Map of Arabia, Asian Turkey, etc..
    Nieuwe en naukeurige kaart van Arabien Asiatisch Turkyen enz
    Emanuel Bowen (circa 1694-1767) enjoyed great renown as a cartographer, engraver, and publisher of maps. His prolific output and ability was recognized to such an extent that he was official engraver both to King George II of Great Britain and to King Louis XV of France. The map presented here was created and first engraved by Bowen, and it appeared in several of his...
    • Contributor: Jagen, Jan Van - Bowen, Emanuel - Bachiene, Willem Albert
    • Date: 1769
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    Map of the Strait of Magellan Developed by the Schouten and Le Maire Expedition, 1616.
    Mapa del Estrecho de Magallanes elaborado por la expedición de Schouten y Le Maire, 1616
    In June 1615, Dutch navigators Jacob Le Maire (circa 1585--1616) and Willem Corneliszoon Schouten (circa 1567--1625) set out in two ships, the Eendracht and the Hoorn, from the Dutch port of Texel, seeking to find a new route to the East Indies. They made landfall on the coast of South America in early December, at Port Desire (present-day Puerto Deseado, Argentina). This near-contemporary print...
    • Contributor: De Herrera Y Tordesillas, Antoine - Le Maire, Jacob - Schouten, Willem Corneliszoon
    • Date: 1622