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Americæ pars, nunc Virginia dicta : primum ab Anglis inuenta, sumtibus Dn. Walteri Raleigh, Equestris ordinis Viri, Anno Dn̄i. MDLXXXV regni Vero Sereniss. nostræ Reginæ Elisabethæ XXVII, hujus vero Historia peculiari Libro descripta est, additis etiam Indigenarum Iconibus /

Americæ pars, nunc Virginia dicta : primum ab Anglis inuenta, sumtibus...

Scale ca. 1:1,700,000. Has watermark. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Pictorial map. Covers coastal region from Cape Fear to Chesapeake Bay. From Thomas Hariot's A br... More

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Verleger: Creuzbauer, W. Stecher: Weber, Friedrich (1813) Verlagsort: Karlsruhe

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Stecher: Westermayr, Konrad (1765) Datierung: 1786 / 1834

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Verlag: Bibliographisches Institut<Hildburghausen> Datierung: 1834 / 1866 Verlagsort: Hildburghausen

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Verleger: Creuzbauer, W. Stecher: Weber, Friedrich (1813) Verlagsort: Karlsruhe

America

America

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

America (part of a set of four)

America (part of a set of four)

The scene on these plates (59.208.30–.33) are copied from engravings by Cornelis van Daten the Younger (1638–1664) of designs by Dirk Barentsz (1534–1592). After a composition by Cornelis van Daten the Younger ... More

America
Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Maler: Wilson, Benjamin (1721) Stecher: Haid, Johann Elias

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Zeichner: Cochin, Charles-Nicolas (1715) Stecher: Bolt, Johann Friedrich Verlag: Schumann, Gebr. Verlagsort: Zwickau

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Verlag: Bibliographisches Institut<Hildburghausen> Datierung: 1857 / 1861 faktischer Entstehungsort: Hildburghausen

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Zeichner: Cochin, Charles-Nicolas (1715) Radierer: Saint-Aubin, Augustin de Datierung: 1751 / 1807

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Stecher: Ferdinand, ? (1819) Verleger: Blaisot, Antoine Bara Datierung: 1819 / 1876

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Schabkünstler: MacArdell, James Datierung: 1743 / 1765

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Stecher: Westermayr, Konrad (1765)

Lion Hunt ("America")

Lion Hunt ("America")

Probably by Leonardus Quesi

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Stecher: Haid, Johann Elias

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.

New England.

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

A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World: Viz. Asia, Affrica, Europe, America, with...Grecia, Roman Empire, Germanie, Bohemia, France, Belgia, Spaine, Italie, Hungarie, Denmarke, Poland, Persia...Together with...Great Brittaines empire

A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World: Viz. Asia, Affrica, ...

John Speed (British, Farndon, Cheshire 1551/52–1629 London)

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the manner of the destroying it by Captayne Underhill and Captayne Mason / RH.

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the man...

The village of the Pequot Indians which was attacked and destroyed by Captain Underhill and Captain Mason in 1637. Illus. in: Nevves from America / John Underhill. London : Printed by J.D. for Peter Cole, [...]... 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

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

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

Chest
Chest

Chest

Probably made in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

America, from 'Game of Geography' (Jeu de la Géographie)

America, from 'Game of Geography' (Jeu de la Géographie)

Etched by Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Virginia, from 'Game of Geography' (Jeu de la Géographie)

Virginia, from 'Game of Geography' (Jeu de la Géographie)

Etched by Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Chest
Chest
Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae

Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae

Published by Nicolas Joannis Visscher (Dutch, 17th century)

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

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

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

The general laws and liberties of the Massachusets Colony : revised & re-printed, by order of the General Court holden at Boston, May 15th, 1672. Edward Rawson Secr.

The general laws and liberties of the Massachusets Colony : revised & ...

The general laws and liberties of the Massachusetts Colony Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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

A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvani...

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Date and attribution from On the Map, 1983 (Figure 24). First state of map published originally in 1685 by Christopher Browne with the imprint in the cartouc... More

At the General Court of their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting in Boston by adjournment, December 10th, 1690 [An order for the granting forth of printed bills for seven thousand pounds] Cambridge: Printed by Samu

At the General Court of their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Ba...

Positive Photostat.; This is supposed to be the first emission of paper money in the colonies.; Paper money. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as... More

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting at Boston, upon adjournment, December 22th, 1691 [A proclamation relating to various matters] [Cambridge Printed by Bartholomew Green 1691].

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay...

Incomplete. p. 2 wanting.; Positive Photostat.; Proclamation. 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... More

A Portion of New York from the Hudson River west to the Unadilla Branch of the Susquehanna River; from the Delaware River north to Fort Stanwix.

A Portion of New York from the Hudson River west to the Unadilla Branc...

Scale ca. 1:65,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor on parchment. Area is divided into the various tracts of land with the owners identified. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1079 Available also thr... More

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Probably François Marie Suzanne (French, active 1751–1802)

A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvani...

Relief shown pictorially. Date and attribution from On the map, 1983. Second state of map published originally in 1685 by Christopher Browne. This state differs from the earlier one in lacking the publisher's i... More

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

After Louis de Carmontelle (French, Paris 1717–1806 Paris)

Porringer with Cover

Porringer with Cover

Possibly made in New England; Possibly made in New York, New York, United States

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Medalist: Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)

America

America

Edme Bouchardon (French, Chaumont 1698–1762 Paris)

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Medalist: Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Medalist: Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)