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XVII Century Maps

Birth of modern maps.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1700
Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula /
In the 17th century, maps took a huge leap forward. Mathematical and astronomical knowledge necessary to make accurate measurements had evolved. English mathematicians had perfected triangulation: navigation and surveying by right-angled triangles. Triangulation allowed navigators to set accurate courses and produced accurate land surveys. Seamen learned to correct their compasses for declination and had determined the existence of annual compass variation.

Latitude determination was greatly improved with the John Davis quadrant. The measurement of distance sailed at sea was improved by another English invention, the common log. Longitudinal distance between Europe and Québec was determined by solar and lunar eclipses by the Jesuit Bressani in the 1640s and by Jean Deshayes in 1686. With accurate surveys in Europe, the grid of the modern map began to take shape.
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Map of Venice

Map of Venice

Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century

Orbis terrae novissima descriptio

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 ... more

Americae sive novi orbis proximarvmqz regionum orae descriptio

Americae sive novi orbis proximarvmqz regionum orae descriptio

Relief shown pictorially. Attributed to: Johannes Metellus. Appears in the author's Speculum orbis terrae, 1602. Described in: The mapping of North America / Philip D. Burden. 1996. p. 176-7. Latin text on vers... more

Tipus orbis terrarum

Tipus orbis terrarum

Relief shown pictorially. Includes ancillary maps of America, Europe, Africa, and Asia in border. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

Baptista Boazio's Irlandiæ c. 1606 = Irlandiæ accvrata descriptio.

Baptista Boazio's Irlandiæ c. 1606 = Irlandiæ accvrata descriptio.

Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the right.

Sunshū fuchū oshiro no zu.

Sunshū fuchū oshiro no zu.

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows the plan, and the layout of the Sunpujō castle in Shizuoka-shi, Japan. Ms. the copier and the date not known. Title from title piece mounted on cover. "Tōkyō Teikoku Daigaku zō... more

Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele France faict selon son vray méridien : avec la déclinaison de la ment de plussieurs endrois selon que le sieur de Castes le franc le démontre en son liure de la mécométrie de l'emnt. /

Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele France faict s...

Shows coast of North America from western Nova Scotia to Cape Cod. Relief shown pictorially. Gift; Henry Harrisse; 1910. Pen-and-ink with green wash. Vellum chart collection, no. 15. LC Nautical charts on vellu... more

Globus terrarum

Globus terrarum

Relief shown pictorially. Gores for a 20 cm. globe. Title supplied by cataloger. Date from Shirley's Mapping of the world, 1993. Includes ill. LC copy: Sheet 1 annotated in pencil in upper right "W. Lowery" and... more

[Terrestrial globe gores].

[Terrestrial globe gores].

Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied by cataloger. Reissued by Giuseppe di Rossi in 1615. Dedication in upper hemisphere: Illmo. viro optimaraq. artium amatori et Fautori D. Paulo Mellino Romano ... In lowe... more

Nova et recens emendata totius Regni Ungariæ una cum adiacentibus et finitimis regionibus delineatio

Nova et recens emendata totius Regni Ungariæ una cum adiacentibus et f...

Map of Hungary and adjacent parts of the Danube River Valley showing populated places occupied by the invading Turks and places remaining Christian (unoccupied). Covers the Danube River Valley from Vienna (upst... more

America, noviter delineata

America, noviter delineata

Relief shown pictorially. Includes insets of Greenland and Antarctica and ill. of native figures and town views in margins. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisition... more

[Map of Virginia] / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captain John Smith 1606 [?] William Hole.

[Map of Virginia] / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captain John Smi...

1606 map of Virginia as described by John Smith showing the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, other geographic features, and a vignette of the Native leader, Powhatan, in council. Illus. in: The generall historie ... more

Virginia /

Virginia /

Sixth state. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the right. Accompanied by 2 exhibit notes and LC jacket note. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

New England, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland

New England, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland

Relief shown pictorially. Title provided by cataloger. LC copy mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

New England.

New England.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain. Plan

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain. Plan

Architectural drawing shows plaza. Title devised by Library staff. Caption on verso: "Planta de la Plaza maior de Madrid. Juan Thomas de Mora." Although the name on the drawings is Juan Thomas de Mora, it shoul... more

Typvs orbis terrarvm

Typvs orbis terrarvm

Relief shown pictorially. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 19-85 Vault

Venezuela, cum parte Auftrali Novae Andalausiae.

Venezuela, cum parte Auftrali Novae Andalausiae.

Place names in Spanish. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies; 1 copy as of 07/27/98 Vault

Accuratissima Brasiliæ tabula.

Accuratissima Brasiliæ tabula.

Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the right. Item 67 in LC G&M Leo Belgicus exhibit, Nov. 1993 to May 1994. Includes insets of "Baya de todos os Sanctos" and "Villa d'Olinda de Pernambuco" and il... more

[Sphendonē], hoc est, fvnda Posidonii.

[Sphendonē], hoc est, fvnda Posidonii.

From Bertius' Ancient Geography. Paris, 1630. In Latin and Greek. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

[A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent continents].

[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 b... more

Insvlæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adjacentibus

Insvlæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adjacentibus

Sheet removed from German ed. of W.J. Blaeu's atlas: Atlas novus, Amsterdam, 1634. Map redesigned from a portion of Blaeu's larger map of North America printed ca. 1630. Has vertical fold line at center of shee... more

Insulæ Americanæ in oceano septentrionali cum terris adiacentibus

Insulæ Americanæ in oceano septentrionali cum terris adiacentibus

Appears in the author's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Text on verso in Latin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

Includes two ancillary celestial hemispheres, notes, and illustrations. Map appears in Nicolas Tassin's Cartes generales de tovtes les prouinces de France. LC copy has text in French on three sheets framing the... more

Virginia et Florida

Virginia et Florida

Relief shown pictorially. Includes decorative cartouche. Publication information from atlas title page. Text titled "Florida" on verso. Prime meridian: Ferro. In left margin: 899. LC copy accompanied by card wi... more

Caerte vande Bay St. Tiago : gelegen op 't Eylant Cvba, op de Hoochtv van 20 1/2 graedt; aen de Zuyd land van Cuba.

Caerte vande Bay St. Tiago : gelegen op 't Eylant Cvba, op de Hoochtv ...

Relief shown pictorially and by gradient tints. Shows Santiago Bay and vicinity on the island of Cuba including pictorial presentation of the city of Santiago. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vin... more

Noort Rivier in Niew Neerlandt.

Noort Rivier in Niew Neerlandt.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the Hudson River from Manhattan Island to Albany, natural features, and other geographical entities in the region. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attribut... more

Orbis terrarum typus de integro multis in locis emendatus

Orbis terrarum typus de integro multis in locis emendatus

Includes illustrations of the seasons and the elements, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. Illustrations of costumes: Hispani -- Galli -- Itali -- Germani -- Angli -- Belgae -- Groenlandi -- Chinenses -- Jav... more

[Map of the Peninsula of Florida].

[Map of the Peninsula of Florida].

Depths shown by soundings. Shows the Peninsula of Florida and adjacent islands from Rio de las Flores and includes coastline, coastal features, and pictorial representation of palm trees along the Atlantic Coas... more

Map of the Gulf Coast from Florida to Mexico

Map of the Gulf Coast from Florida to Mexico

Depths shown by soundings. Covers the Gulf Coast extending from St. Luis de Tampico to Arecifo showing coastal features, rivers, and streams. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by compar... more

Caert vande Svydt Rivier in Niew Nederland.

Caert vande Svydt Rivier in Niew Nederland.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the region of the Delaware Bay and river, natural features, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons... more

[Map of Atlantic Coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida].

[Map of Atlantic Coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Flo...

Shows coastal features, Native American nations and settlements, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other Dutch maps in Henry Harr... more

[Map of the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico].

[Map of the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico].

Relief shown pictorially. Shows coastal features, administrative districts, and settlements on the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison... more

Havana op 't Eyland Cvba.

Havana op 't Eyland Cvba.

Relief shown pictorially and by gradient tints. Shows aerial view of the port of Havana on the island of Cuba including buildings, ships, and fortifications. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinck... more

America noviter delineata /

America noviter delineata /

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes insets of north and south polar regions. Acquisitions control no. 3-85

Africae nova tabula /

Africae nova tabula /

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes watermark. Acquisitions control no. 6-85

Nova Virginiae tabvla

Nova Virginiae tabvla

Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to right. "Amstelodami, ex officina Henrici Hondii." Accompanied by LC jacket note. Copied ? from John Smith map. Includes illustrations and coat-of-arms. Available... more

Description de la Nouvelle France, ou, sont remarquées les diverses habitations des françois, despuis la première descouverte jusques à present, receuillie et dressée sur diverses relations modernes, 1643

Description de la Nouvelle France, ou, sont remarquées les diverses ha...

Relief shown pictorially. Annotated in brown ink in upper right margin: 191. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 8-85A Vault

Nova totivs terrarvm orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabvla : carta vniverselle de tovt le monde

Nova totivs terrarvm orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabvla : carta...

Includes northern and southern celestial hemispheres, charts of longitude, notes, and illustrations of the four elements. LC copy mounted on paper. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, 360 Available a... more

Vniversale descrittione di tvtto il monde /

Vniversale descrittione di tvtto il monde /

Relief shown pictorially. Probably the second state of the map. Differs from the first state in the reworking of Tierra del Fuego to include the Straits of Magellan. Presents Staten Island, west of Tierra del F... more

Novvelle et exacte description dv globe terrestre

Novvelle et exacte description dv globe terrestre

Includes illustrations of the seasons and the elements, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. According to Shirley, the map is based on one by Visscher, rather than Blaeu. Illustrations of costumes: Francois --... more

Dordracvm ; Briela.

Dordracvm ; Briela.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Bird's-eye-view. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. From Pierre d'Avity's Newe archontolog... more

Delineatio generalis Camporum Desertorum vulgo Ukraina : cum adjacentibus provinciis /

Delineatio generalis Camporum Desertorum vulgo Ukraina : cum adjacenti...

Scale ca. 1:1,750,000. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the bottom. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text in Latin and French and ill. Vault AACR2

[Map of Lesser Antilles].

[Map of Lesser Antilles].

Depths shown by soundings. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other maps in Henry Harrisse collection. Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... more

[Map of California shown as an island].

[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

Amérique septentrionale

Amérique septentrionale

Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Prime meridian: [Paris]. From his 1658 (i.e. 1660) Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (Phillips 4260). Second state: Lake Ontario contains shading along bor... more

Amérique septentrionale /

Amérique septentrionale /

Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Prime meridian: [Paris]. Mounted on cloth backing. From his 1658 (i.e. 1660) Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (Phillips 4260). First state: Lacks shading ... more

Charte vniuerselle de tovt le monde

Charte vniuerselle de tovt le monde

Relief shown pictorially. Includes notes. Illustrations include images of the garden of Eden and the Last Judgment and four allegorical figures in the corners of the sheet. Assembled from 4 sheets. LC copy in t... more

[Map of a part of the island of Cuba and of the Bahamas].

[Map of a part of the island of Cuba and of the Bahamas].

Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 156 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

The figure of the World.

The figure of the World.

In upper right corner: p. 2. includes text and 4 diagrams. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy has red-bordered label affixed to verso, with 516/1 written in ink. ... more

Nova et accvrata Poli Arctici : et terrarum circum iacentium descriptio

Nova et accvrata Poli Arctici : et terrarum circum iacentium descripti...

Coloring with water colors and illumination with gold and silver ascribed to D.J. v. Santen. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 2-81 Vault

Assyria vetvs diuifa in Syriam, Messopotamiam, Babyloniam, et Assyriam /

Assyria vetvs diuifa in Syriam, Messopotamiam, Babyloniam, et Assyriam...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Description du pais des Hurons.

Description du pais des Hurons.

Shows part of Ontario extending from Georgian Bay on the north (Partie du Grand Lac des Hurons) to Lake Ontario on the south and from Lake Huron on the west to Lake Simcoe on the east (Lac Oventarenk). Relief s... more

America Septentrionalis /

America Septentrionalis /

Relief shown pictorially. Appears in v. 3 of Nieuwen atlas, ofte vverelt-beschrijvinge, vertonende de voornaemste rijcken ende landen des gheheelen Aerdt-Bodems. Amstelodami : Apud Ioannem Ianssonium, 1652-3. E... more

Partie meridionale de l'Inde en deux presqu'isles l'une de ç̧à et l'autre de là le Gange /

Partie meridionale de l'Inde en deux presqu'isles l'une de ç̧à et l'au...

Shows India south of the tropic of Cancer and Southeast Asia, including Indochina, Sumatra, and western Borneo. Relief shown pictorially. Coordinates given from an unidentified prime meridian. Appears in his Ca... more

Estats de l'empire dv Grand Seignevr des Tvrqs ou Svltan des Ottomans en Asie, en Afriqve, et en Evrope

Estats de l'empire dv Grand Seignevr des Tvrqs ou Svltan des Ottomans ...

Covers the Ottoman Empire and adjacent regions of the Middle East. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Hand colored to emphasize the boundaries of the constituent states and provinces. LC copy impe... more

L'Inde de ç̧à et de là le Gange ou est l'Empire du Grand Mogol et pays circonvoisins tirée de purchas et de diverses relations les plus nouvelles /

L'Inde de ç̧à et de là le Gange ou est l'Empire du Grand Mogol et pays...

Relief shown pictorially. Coordinates given from an unidentified prime meridian. Appears in his Cartes generales de toutes les parties du monde, 1658. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ... more

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

Relief shown pictorially. Includes text, 2 ancillary celestial hemispheres, and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 2001-24

Le Bresil.

Le Bresil.

From his 1658 (i.e. 1660) Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (Phillips 4260). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Mexicque, ou Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvlle. Gallice, Iucatan &c. : et autres provinces jusques a l'Isthme de Panama, ou sont les Audiences de Mexico, de Guadalaiara, et de Guatimala /

Mexicque, ou Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvlle. Gallice, Iucatan &c. : et autr...

Appeared in Sanson's Cartes générales de la géographie ... 1676. Relief shown pictorially. Phillips, 486 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

La Floride /

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: [F... more

Nova America descriptio

Nova America descriptio

Relief shown pictorially. Sheet issued as part of a set of 5 maps; one map covers entire world and 4 maps cover individual continents. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ... more

Paskaarte om achter Yrlant om te zeylen, van Hitlant tot aen Heÿssant.

Paskaarte om achter Yrlant om te zeylen, van Hitlant tot aen Heÿssant.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Granata, et Murcia Regna [Material cartográfico]

Granata, et Murcia Regna [Material cartográfico]

Escala hallada a partir de un grado de latitud; también expresada en: 14 milliaria Hispanica communia.

Terra sancta sive promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata, et in lucem edita per Nicolaum Visscher

Terra sancta sive promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata, et in...

Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Nicolaes Visscher's Atlas contractus orbis terrarum. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2005. Includes inset showing the twelve... more

Description de la Nouvelle France, ou, sont remarquées les diverses habitations des françois, despuis la première descouverte jusques à present, receuillie et dressée sur diverses relations modernes

Description de la Nouvelle France, ou, sont remarquées les diverses ha...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 8-85B Vault

Korte beschryvinge van de landschappen des werelts enz.

Korte beschryvinge van de landschappen des werelts enz.

Scales vary. Title from leather label on cover. Label has monogram E. B. de V., surmounted by a crown. Maps, not dated, intended to be bound in a Bible, but assembled in a modern half Morocco binding. The maps... more

West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende so vergrooten dat die geproportioneert sijn tegen hunne nevenstaende graden der lengde. vertonende behalve Europaes zuydelijcste alle de seekusten van Africa en America, begrepen in 't Octroy bij de H.M.H. Staten Generael der vereenigde Nederl. verleent aende Generale West Indische Compagnie.

West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zijden...

Shows the west coast of North America from Belle Isle, Newfoundland, both coasts of South America, mediterranean Europe, and the east coast of Africa. Includes illustrations. Available also through the Library ... more

Carte de l'Amerique : corrigeé, et augmenteé, dessus toutes les aultres cy devant

Carte de l'Amerique : corrigeé, et augmenteé, dessus toutes les aultre...

Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Carte generale de France et de ses nouuelles acquisitions. Paris, 1661. Includes inset of the north pole region, inset of the south pole region, text in margin ... more

Americæ nova descriptio

Americæ nova descriptio

Relief shown pictorially. A re-engraved version of a map previously published for Henri Seile in 1652 under the title "Americae descriptio nova" and subsequently re-published from the same engraving as the 165... more

Neue Land Tafel von Hungarn : und dessenincorporirten Königreichen und Provinzen

Neue Land Tafel von Hungarn : und dessenincorporirten Königreichen und...

Map of Hungary and adjacent parts of the Danube River Valley showing populated places occupied by the Turkish invaders and places remaining Christian (unoccupied). Covers the Danube River Valley from Vienna (up... more

Le Canada faict par le Sr. de Champlain, ou, sont, La Nouvelle France, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Nouvelle Holande, la Nouvelle Svede, la Virginie &c. avec les nations voisines et autres terres nouvellement decouvertes suivant les memoires de P. du Val, géographe du Roy

Le Canada faict par le Sr. de Champlain, ou, sont, La Nouvelle France,...

Relief shown pictorially. Indexed. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 34-86 Vault

Partie septentr, le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province d'Ulster, et partie des prov.ces [sic] de Leinster, et Connaugh.

Partie septentr, le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province d'Ulster...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Partie meridio. le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province de Mounster, et partie des prov.ces [sic] de Leinster, et Connaugh.

Partie meridio. le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province de Mounst...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Globus terrarum

Globus terrarum

Relief shown pictorially. Gores for a 16.3 cm. globe. Title supplied by cataloger. Includes watermark. Includes ill. LC copy: Pencil annotations across bottom. LC copy imperfect: Central horizontal and vertical... more

A mapp of Virginia discovered to ye hills, and in it's latt. from 35 deg. & 1/2 neer Florida to 41 deg. bounds of New England /

A mapp of Virginia discovered to ye hills, and in it's latt. from 35 d...

Relief shown pictorially. Based on a manuscript map drawn by John Farrer. Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, portrait of ... more

Plano del pt. de Valparayzo cituado en la costa de Chile en 33 gs. de latd. S y en 298 gs. y 40 ms. de longd. nordestea La Agula 10 gs. /

Plano del pt. de Valparayzo cituado en la costa de Chile en 33 gs. de ...

Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north to the left. Watermark: IV. Watermark dated from 1668-1812. Pen-and-ink and red ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 243 Available... more

[Three maps of the cosmological systems of Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Brahe].

[Three maps of the cosmological systems of Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Br...

Title supplied by cataloger. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy assembled from three separate maps, trimmed and mounted on sheet. LC copy imperfect... more

Mappe-monde, ou carte generale du globe terrestre : representée en deux plan-hemispheres : reveiie et changée en plusieurs endroits suivant les relations les plus recentes

Mappe-monde, ou carte generale du globe terrestre : representée en deu...

Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. LC copy: left half mounted on paper, fold lined. Lightly hand colored to mark continental boundaries and some place names. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of ... more

Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

Manuscript. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Covers New York City region. Pictorial map showing buildings and points of interest. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

America noviter delineata

America noviter delineata

Relief shown pictorially. Includes insets of north and south polar regions, and ill. of native figures and town views in margin. Prime meridian: Ferro. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

Novi Belgii, quod nunc Novi Jorck vocatur, Novæ [que] Angliæ & partis Virginiæ : accuratissima et novissima delineatio.

Novi Belgii, quod nunc Novi Jorck vocatur, Novæ [que] Angliæ & partis ...

Scale ca. 1:3,500,000. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's America, London, 1670. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ill. Vault AACR2

Nova Hispania, Nova Galicia, Gvatimala.

Nova Hispania, Nova Galicia, Gvatimala.

Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Ogilby's America and Montanus' De nieuwe en onbekende weerld. 1671. Phillips, Maps of America, pp. 404 and 405. Ogilby, John, America, pp. 238-239. Available also through th... more

Brasilia.

Brasilia.

From the author's De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en 't zuid-land..., 1671 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing.

Urbs Salvador.

Urbs Salvador.

Bird's-eye view. Relief shown pictorially. From the author's De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld ... 1671. Includes index and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

Nowel Amsterdam en Lameriqve : 1672 /

Nowel Amsterdam en Lameriqve : 1672 /

Bird's-eye view of Lisbon, Portugal (not New Amsterdam) showing individual buildings and place-names in French. Map based on: Braun, George, 1540 or 41-1622. Civitates orbis terrarum, [1612-1618] Vol. 5, Olissi... more

Virginia and Maryland as it is planted and inhabited this present year 1670 /

Virginia and Maryland as it is planted and inhabited this present year...

Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes cartouche, portait of Augustine Herrman, text, and ill. Vault

La Russie Noire ou Polonaise : qui comprend les provinces de la Russie Noire de Volhynie et de Podolie divisées en leurs palatinats : vulgairement connües sous le nom d'Vkraine ou Pays de Cosaques /

La Russie Noire ou Polonaise : qui comprend les provinces de la Russie...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes legend titled "Remarques" and 9 bar scales. LC copy annotated in ink, laminated, and mounted on clot... more

Planta de la muy yllustre ciudad de los reyes corte del reino del Peru : [Lima] /

Planta de la muy yllustre ciudad de los reyes corte del reino del Peru...

Selected buildings shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, index, and col. ill.

Amérique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties, ou sont distingués les vns des autres les estats suivant qu'ils appartiennent presentemet aux François, Castillans, Anglois, Suedois, Danois, Hollandois, tirée des relations de toutes ces nations

Amérique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties, ou sont di...

Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Has watermarks. Copy imperfect: Tears along edge Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Control no. 2001-29

Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula

Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula

Shows California as an island. Includes illustrations, including scenes of the four seasons. Ancillary maps and charts: Incrementum et decrementum dierū -- Phasis lunae naturalis -- Hypothesis Tychonican -- Hyp... more

A map of New-England, being the first that ever was here cut, and done by the best pattern that could be had, which being in some places defective, it made the other less exact: Yet doth it sufficiently show the situation of the country & conveniently well the distances of places

A map of New-England, being the first that ever was here cut, and done...

Scale ca. 1:900,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially. "This is a copy of the first map engraved in New England. Taken from one in Hubbard's Narrative of the t... more

Carte vniverselle du commerce, c'est à dire carte hidrographique, où sont exactement decrites les costes des 4 parties du monde, avecque les routes pour la navigation des Indes occidentales et orientales

Carte vniverselle du commerce, c'est à dire carte hidrographique, où s...

Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrations of ships on trade routes. Shows California as an island. LC copy foldlined. Stamped on verso: 6849. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 364 Available also throug... more

[Chart of the Mediterranean, the coast of Portugal, and the northwest coast of Africa] /

[Chart of the Mediterranean, the coast of Portugal, and the northwest ...

Title devised by cataloguer. Oriented with north to the right. Contains 16 wind roses. Creator could be Giovanni Battista Cavallini, his son Pietro, or the Cavallini workshop. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 20. ... more

Totius Americae nova et exacta tabula ex optimis tum geographorum tum aliorum scriptis collecta et ad hodiernam regnorum principatuum et maiorum partium distinctionem accomodata

Totius Americae nova et exacta tabula ex optimis tum geographorum tum ...

Relief shown pictorially. Also shows Iberian peninsula and west coast of Africa. Not attributable to Blaeu, but instead derived from Cornelius Danckert's 1647 map of the same title, according to Burden's The ma... more

Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae : Caeterarumq Regionum illi adiacentium exsacta descrip [Mapa]

Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae : Caeterarumq Regionum illi adiacentium exsac...

Comprende las repúblicas de Lituania, Letonia, Bielorrusia y la zona septentrional de Ucrania

North America divided into its principall parts where are distinguished the severall states which belong to the English, Spanish, and French

North America divided into its principall parts where are distinguishe...

Relief shown pictorially. At upper right: Described by Sanson, corrected and amended by William Berry. Prime meridian: Ferro. Includes ill. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Lib... more