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Cuneiform tablet: fragment concerning canals (Sum.e)
Cuneiform tablet: fragment concerning canals (Sum.e)

Cuneiform tablet: fragment concerning canals (Sum.e)

Mesopotamia, Nippur Early Dynastic III

Vulcan, Venus and Mars from BL Harley 4425, f. 122v

Vulcan, Venus and Mars from BL Harley 4425, f. 122v

Detail of a miniature of Vulcan finding his wife in bed with Mars; he ties their feet together. Image taken from f. 122v of Roman de la Rose (index Romance of the Rose). Written in French.

Mars from BL Harley 4431, f. 101v

Mars from BL Harley 4431, f. 101v

Detail of a miniature of Mars presiding over a battle scene, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 101v of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), including 'Cent balades' (ff. 4-21), 'Le Déba... More

Vulcan, Venus and Mars from BL Harley 4431, f. 121

Vulcan, Venus and Mars from BL Harley 4431, f. 121

Detail of a miniature of Vulcan chaining his wife Venus and Mars together after finding them in bed together, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 121 of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'... More

Jacob Savery I - Walls, Towers, and Gates of Amsterdam
清  佚名  大運河地圖 (從北京至長江)  卷|Map of the Grand Canal from Beijing to the Yangzi River
Mars and Syrtis Major, NASA history collection

Mars and Syrtis Major, NASA history collection

Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space- based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. The telescope... More

Canal with a Boat and Ducks
Dredging a Canal, Jacob van Ruisdael
Landscape with a Farmhouse Along a Road Beside a Canal
Jan de Visscher - River landscapes. Plate 4. Untitled.
Jan de Visscher - River landscapes. Plate 5. Untitled.
Jan de Visscher - River landscapes. Plate 6. Untitled.
Jan de Visscher - River landscapes. Plate 2. Untitled.
Jan de Visscher - River landscapes. Plate 3. Untitled.
Jan de Visscher - River landscapes. Plate 1. Untitled.
Mars, geflankeerd door twee saters
Plan of Canals proposed ,to be made from the Grand Trunk Canal at Skardlow to the Towns of Derby and Nottingham [Mapa]
Plate 61: View of the customs house (Dogana da Mar) at the confluence of the Grand Canal and Giudecca Canal, Venice, 1703, from "The buildings and views of Venice" (Le fabriche e vedute di Venezia)
The Bacino, Venice, with the Dogana and a Distant View of the Isola di San Giorgio
The Grand Canal above the Rialto (recto); A Priest Celebrating Mass and Saint Vincent Ferrer Preaching (verso)
The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking South toward the Rialto Bridge
The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Southeast, with the Campo della Carità to the Right
Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner - Canal Scene with a Palazzo
The Grand Canal, with the Fabbriche Nuove on the Left and Campanile of Santi Apostoli on the Right
The Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge, from the North
The Grand Canal from the Carità to the Dogana da Mar
The Grand Canal from Ca'Moro-Lin and Ca'Foscari to the Carità
Le Preson V (The Prison). From: Vedute altre prese da i luoghi altre ideate da Antonio Canal
Bernardo Bellotto - View of Dolo
Ale Porte del Dolo / A. Canal. f.

Ale Porte del Dolo / A. Canal. f.

Print shows a large boat entering the main canal from a small canal, with many gondolas on the canal, and large buildings in the background. Title from item. On plate in lower right corner: FF1. Constable, no. ... More

Canaletto - Al Dolo / A. Canal. f.

Canaletto - Al Dolo / A. Canal. f.

Print shows gondolas on a canal with pedestrians walking alongside, and buildings on both sides. Title from item. On plate in lower right corner: FF3. Constable, no. 4 Forms part of: George Lothrop Bradley coll... More

Canaletto - Le Preston. V / A. Canal. f.

Canaletto - Le Preston. V / A. Canal. f.

Print shows pedestrians on the walkway of the waterfront with the canal on the right and buildings and a bridge on the left. Title from item. Constable, no. 14 Forms part of: George Lothrop Bradley collection (... More

Plan of New Orleans the capital of Louisiana; with the disposition of its quarters and canals as they have been traced by Mr. de la Tour in the year 1720.
Plan of New Orleans the capital of Louisiana; with the disposition of its quarters and canals as they have been traced by Mr. de la Tour in the year 1720.
Plan of New Orleans the capital of Louisiana; with the disposition of its quarters and canals as they have been traced by Mr. de la Tour in the year 1720.

Plan of New Orleans the capital of Louisiana; with the disposition of ...

Scale ca. 1:5,000. "Pa. 148" under brown edging. Insets: The course of Mississipi River, from Bayagoulas to the sea [ca. 1:800,000]--The east mouth of the Mississipi, with the plan of Fort la Balise which defen... More

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - The Departure of the Gondola
Giacomo Guardi - The Island of Burano
清  徐揚 等   乾隆南巡圖  (第六卷﹕大運河至蘇州)  卷|The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Six: Entering Suzhou along the Grand Canal
Map of proposed roads through the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, the northeastern part of Maryland, and the northern part of Delaware

Map of proposed roads through the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, t...

Scale ca. 1:506,880. Title from LC's Trails bibliography, no. 131. Hand colored. LC copy annotated in ink to show additional roads and place-names. Appears in American Philosophical Society Transaction. 1771. v... More

To the merchants and other inhabitants of Pennsylvania. [Recommending canals between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill and the Chesapeake and the Delaware] [Signed] A friend to trade. Philadelphia. Dec. 13, 1771.

To the merchants and other inhabitants of Pennsylvania. [Recommending ...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 143, Folder 18.

Francesco Guardi - A Venetian Capriccio: A Rio Leading to a Bridge
A New Map of Derby Shire : Describing the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats, Borough & Market Towns, Villages Canals, Rivers, Moors, Hills, Watering Places, with the Turnpike andCross Roads and Distances from Place to Place, &c. from an Actual Survey [Mapa]

A New Map of Derby Shire : Describing the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Sea...

Escala gráfica de 10 millas estatutarias inglesas de 69 1/2 al grado [= 12,1 cm]. Coordenadas referidas al meridiano de Londres (O 1°03'30''--O 2°02'10''/N 53°31'30''--N 52°40'00'')

A map exhibiting a general view of the roads and inland navigation of Pennsylvania, and part of the adjacent states : Respectfully inscribed to Thomas Mifflin, governor, and the General Assembly of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania
A Plan of the intended Derby Canals and Railways with a Sketch of the adjacent Canals, Rivers and Roads shewing their relative situations & connexions [Mapa]

A Plan of the intended Derby Canals and Railways with a Sketch of the ...

Comprende parte del condado inglés de Derbyshire

Panorama dal campanile di S. Marco verso S. Maria della Salute

Panorama dal campanile di S. Marco verso S. Maria della Salute

Photograph shows aerial view of the mouth of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, with the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Church of the Redentore.

On the canal, Dordrecht
Theory of navigable canals J. Pass sculpt

Theory of navigable canals J. Pass sculpt

Print shows several figures illustrating the mechanical devices that operate the hydraulic and dragging mechanisms, and other features of canal operations, also shows a canal boat loaded with freight. Title fro... More

Canal Grande dall' Accademia

Canal Grande dall' Accademia

Photograph shows the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, with Cavalli Palace, Barbaro Palace, Dario Palace, and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute. Title from item. No. 76. Notation on verso: G.L.B. Coll. Accessi... More

Landscape with a Bridge (recto); Thatched Cottage (verso), anonymous British 19th century
[The Canal, Ostend]

[The Canal, Ostend]

Print shows view across the Ghent-Ostend Canal, Belgium.

Palais Sanudo, depuis Vanaxel

Palais Sanudo, depuis Vanaxel

Photograph shows the palace by Nicolo Soranzo in Venice, Italy, that belonged to the Sanudo and Van Axel families.

Giacomo Guardi - San Pietro di Castello
The Rio dei Greci, with the Ponte della Pieta in the Distance
Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Looking Toward the Scuola di San Marco
Giacomo Guardi - The Church of the Redentore from the Giudecca Canal
Giacomo Guardi - The Punta di Santa Marta, Opposite the Giudecca
The Punta di San Giobbe, with the Island of San Secondo in the Distance
Giacomo Guardi - The Church and Convent of San Mattia di Murano
Giacomo Guardi - The Rio dei Mendicanti
A new and accurate map of the country for twenty five miles round the University of Oxford : exhibiting all the direct and cross roads, the hills, vales, woods, rivers, canals, towns, villages, hamlets, parks, and seats of the nobility & gentry : from the latest surveys and observations /

A new and accurate map of the country for twenty five miles round the ...

Relief shown by hachures. Also covers county of Oxfordshire and adjacent regions. Statement of dedication at upper right: To the Vice Chancellor ... in the University of Oxford ... this map is most respectfully... More

A map of the rapids of the Ohio River and of the countries on each side thereof : so far, as to include the routes contemplated for canal navigation

A map of the rapids of the Ohio River and of the countries on each sid...

Relief shown by hachures. Also covers Louisville (Ky.) and vicinity. Text printed on separate sheet attached to main sheet at bottom. Includes text with indexed references. Insets: Plan of the work below L incl... More

A tender parting at the Grand Junction canal
Cheddington wharf and canal, Buckinghamshire
Canals. Bridges - view: fig 42, section fig. 41, plan fig. 40 G. Murray sc

Canals. Bridges - view: fig 42, section fig. 41, plan fig. 40 G. Murra...

Print shows three views of a bridge over a canal, side view, end view, and overhead view. Title from item. Printed on upper right corner: Plate VI. (DLC/PP-2001:068). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection ... More

Inventory of Ship Mars, as she is to be sold on the 13th April Instant, at the American Coffee-House. [New York? 1816?].

Inventory of Ship Mars, as she is to be sold on the 13th April Instant...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 115, Folder 3.

Guann's near Fort - Swift, Brooklyn / J.R. Smith, fecit., 1817.

Guann's near Fort - Swift, Brooklyn / J.R. Smith, fecit., 1817.

Drawing shows the landscape of a rural area in Brooklyn with cattle grazing on a dirt road. Ships travel through what may be Gowanus Canal in the distance. (DLC/PP-1995:140.268) Philadelphia Print Shop Invento... More

Teo-calli or Idol temple at Mexico with priests offering human sacrifice.
Lottery ticket
Venice, Venice, Italy, fore edge painting

Venice, Venice, Italy, fore edge painting

Information from accompanying cards: With a superb painting on the fore-edge depicting a scene of Venice. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The Grand Canal of Venice, fore edge painting

The Grand Canal of Venice, fore edge painting

Information from accompanying cards: With a splendid fore-edge painting, depicting The Grand Canal of Venice, with gondolas in the foreground and buildings in the background. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Presentation Vase, 19th century, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grand Canal Celebration: View of the Fleet Preparing to Form in Line
Map of the northern & eastern section of the United States

Map of the northern & eastern section of the United States

Map of the northern and eastern section of the United States Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Profile of a proposed route for a canal between Buzzards and Barnstable Bays
Map of the country between Washington & Pittsburg refering to the contemplated Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and its general route and profile, October 1826
Survey of a valley and ponds auxiliary to a contemplated canal between Buzzard's & Barnstable Bays, state of Massachusetts and town of Sandwich
The Traveller's pocket map of New York : from the best authorities

The Traveller's pocket map of New York : from the best authorities

Hand col. Includes text "Canal guide, for the tourist and traveller," statistical tables, and profiles of the Erie and Champlain Canals. LC copy signed in pencil: George Augustus Quant, Capt. H. Foster. Availab... More

Survey across the isthmus of Cape Cod, state of Massachusetts and town of Sandwich of a proposed canal between Buzzard's and Barnstable Bays 1825
Map of the state of New York : with the latest improvements
Map of the country between Washington & Pittsburg refering to the contemplated Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and its general route and profile, October 1826
Canal scene, Holland
Map of the State of New York : with the latest improvements
Jackson ticket. Internal improvement by rail roads, canals, & c.

Jackson ticket. Internal improvement by rail roads, canals, & c.

Election ticket with image of a primitive locomotive pulling two freight cars. Title appears as it is written on the item. Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. H... More

Map exhibiting the Farmington & Hampshire & Hampden canals : together with the line of their proposed continuation through the Valley of the Connecticut River to Canada
Erie & junction canal directory; containing a list of the principal places on said canals, with their distance from each other, and from the several collectors' office. By Samuel W. Shepard, Little-Falls. Griffing's Press-1828.

Erie & junction canal directory; containing a list of the principal pl...

On verso: Erie Junction Canal Directory, Filed April 7, 1828. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collectio... More

Plan of the proposed basin at the mouth of the Tiber : [Washington D.C.] /

Plan of the proposed basin at the mouth of the Tiber : [Washington D.C...

Covers northern part of Mall between 15th and 17th streets N.W., not the present location of the Tidal Basin. Also shows "Canal" and "Proposed canal." Photocopy of ms. map in LC Manuscript Division. LC copy ann... More

Map of the canals & rail roads of the United States reduced from the large map of the U.S.

Map of the canals & rail roads of the United States reduced from the l...

One of the earliest general maps of the eastern United States showing railroads in operation. The working lines are in blue, proposed lines are in green. Canals are shown in red and yellow. [From published bibl... More

The travellers pocket map of Virginia : with its canals, rail-roads & distances from place to place along the stage roads
Samuel Prout - Ghent Saml. Prout ; J.H. Kernot

Samuel Prout - Ghent Saml. Prout ; J.H. Kernot

Print shows a view of the waterfront area along the canal with boats, fishermen, and others, with municipal buildings to the sides and St. Michael's Church in the background. Title from item. Published title: V... More

Samuel Prout - Caen Saml. Prout ; Jas. Carter

Samuel Prout - Caen Saml. Prout ; Jas. Carter

Print shows a canal with women washing clothing on a small quay and a view of the rear of the Church of Saint Pierre in Caen, France, with bird-shaped gargoyles at top. Title from item. Published title: Church ... More

Map of the state of New York /

Map of the state of New York /

Pocket map. Hand col. to distinguish counties. "Copy right." LC copy imperfect: Missing small sections of left margin, annotated in pencil, missing cover [?]. Includes elevation profiles of the "Grand Canal" an... More

A Bridge over a Canal in Winschoten
Map of the railroads and canals, finished, unfinished, and in contemplation, in the United States /

Map of the railroads and canals, finished, unfinished, and in contempl...

Important early map of the United States. Includes drainage, canals, and cities and towns. Contains route profiles for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Columbia Railroad, Pa., and the Massachusetts railroad... More

Map of part of the Potomac River, from the head of tide water to Alexandria : with its lateral canals, soundings, and topography /
Mitchell's map of the United States : showing the principal travelling turnpike and common roads, on which are given the distances in miles from one place to another, also the courses of the canals & rail roads throughout the country, carefully compiled from the best authorities.

Mitchell's map of the United States : showing the principal travelling...

Shows longitude west from Greenwich and Washington. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835, by S. Augustus Mitchell ..." The paper edition of this map appears in Bishop Davenport's A New Gazett... More

A new map of South Carolina with its canals, roads & distances from place to place along the stage & steam boat routes.

A new map of South Carolina with its canals, roads & distances from pl...

The earliest general map to show the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company's line which began in Charleston, S.C. It was completed to Hamburg, S.C., in 1833. Its 136 miles of track were then the longest in... More

Map of Jeffersonville enlarged - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
United States of America
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