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Map from BL Royal 12 F IV, f. 135v

Map from BL Royal 12 F IV, f. 135v

Detail of a circular diagram representing a map of the world (a so-called 'T-O' map). Image taken from f. 135v of Commentary on Phocas's Ars de nomine et verbo; Etymologiae and De nominibus legis et evangelii s... More

Text page from BL Royal 12 F IV, f. 48v

Text page from BL Royal 12 F IV, f. 48v

Coloured initials. Image taken from f. 48v of Commentary on Phocas's Ars de nomine et verbo; Etymologiae and De nominibus legis et evangelii sive Alegoriae. Written in Latin.

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surrounding text]

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surround...

Illus. in: Etymologiae / Saint Isidorus, Bishop of Seville. G. Zainer, 1472. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 7.

[World map by Ptolemy]

[World map by Ptolemy]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Claudii Ptholemei Alexandrini philosophi Cosmographia. Rome : Arnoldus Buckinck, 10 Oct. (VI Idus Octobris) 1478. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks... More

[Page of De mineralibus, with initial O]

[Page of De mineralibus, with initial O]

Page in: De mineralibus / Saint Albertus Magnus. Pavia : C. de Canibus, 1491. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 199.

Quam hic vides orbis imagine[m] lector ca[n]dide ea[m] ut posteriore[m] ita & eme[n]datiorem ijs que hactenus circu[m]ferebantur esse America sarmatiaq[ue] ac India testantur .. lemei expectato vale

Quam hic vides orbis imagine[m] lector ca[n]dide ea[m] ut posteriore[m...

The Italian engraver and publisher, Antonio Salamanca, produced this finely engraved world map utilizing the double cordiform projection (heart shaped). Salamanca’s engraving was based on a 1538 map published b... More

Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian
Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Formschneider: Stimmer, Tobias

Das heilig Lande mit Ausztheilung der zwoelff Geschlechter

Das heilig Lande mit Ausztheilung der zwoelff Geschlechter

Relief shown pictorially. Title and text in German. Place names in Latin. Appears in Sebastian Munster's Cosmographey. Basel : Sebastian Petri, 1588. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washingt... More

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Verleger: Jobin, Bernhard Stecher: Stimmer, Tobias Stecher: Murer, Christoph Verlagsort: Straßburg

[Gerhard Mercator, half-length portrait, facing left, holding compass and globe, at age 62]

[Gerhard Mercator, half-length portrait, facing left, holding compass ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra. Dvisbvrgi Clivorvm : [1595] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Weste... More

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de Stecher: Boissard, Robert Verleger: Boissard, Jean-Jacques Zeichner: Boissard, Jean-Jacques Drucker: Becker, Matthäus (der Ältere) Datierung: 1597 / 1599 Druckort: Frankfurt (Main)

Portret van Ferdinand Magellan

Portret van Ferdinand Magellan

Portret van de Portugese ontdekkingsreiziger Ferdinand Magellan, eronder zijn devies in het Latijn. In het randschrift van de omlijsting de naam en functie van de geportretteerde in het Latijn. In de hoeken glo... More

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Stecher: Hondius, Hendrik (1) Datierung: 1599 / 1604 Verlagsort: Arnheim

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Stecher: Haid, Johann Jakob

[Dutch soldiers battling natives at Strait of Magellan. Chile. ca. 1600]

[Dutch soldiers battling natives at Strait of Magellan. Chile. ca. 160...

Illus. in: Theodore De Bry, America, Pt. 9, Frankfurt, 1601, plate VII. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Water; Publ. Ind.; Warfare, Naval; Port. Hist.; Neth. ... More

Gezicht op de stad Bantam

Gezicht op de stad Bantam

Op de voorgrond begroeten twee Europeanen een groepje oosterlingen, dat zit te rusten op een landtong. Daarachter de zee met de Nederlandse vloot. Op de achtergrond de stad Bantam. In de wolken een allegorische... More

Map of the Strait of Magellan

Map of the Strait of Magellan

Illus. in: Nodal. Relacion del viaj́e qve por orden de Sv Mag.d y acverdo del Real consejo de Indias (Madrid, 1621). Reference copy may be in SSF - MAPS. This record contains unverified, old data from caption c... 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

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

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de Stecher: Boissard, Robert Herausgeber: Boissard, Jean-Jacques Druckort: Frankfurt (Main)

Portret van Thales van Milete

Portret van Thales van Milete

Portret van de ontdekkingsreiziger Ferdinand Magellan, in dit album gebruikt als afbeelding van Thales van Milete, een van de zeven wijzen van Griekenland. De begeleidende tekst begint met een kleine gedecoreer... More

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

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

Vrouwelijke personificatie van Geografie op triomfwagen en werelddelen Amerika, Afrika, Azië en Europa

Vrouwelijke personificatie van Geografie op triomfwagen en werelddelen...

Female personification of Geography on triumphal car and continents America, Africa, Asia and Europe

Les tables de geographie, reduites en un jeu de cartes

Les tables de geographie, reduites en un jeu de cartes

Sheet of 52 cartographic playing cards, with 13 each of 4 suits (hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs). Each suit is assigned to a continent or continents (hearts to Europe, diamonds to Asia, spades to Africa and... More

Vasco da Gama op audiëntie bij koning van Calcutta

Vasco da Gama op audiëntie bij koning van Calcutta

Vasco da Gama en zijn gevolg buigen voor de koning van Calcutta. De koning ligt op een troon onder een baldakijn. Op de achtergrond gezicht op Calcutta.

Vasco da Gama op audiëntie bij koning van Calcutta

Vasco da Gama op audiëntie bij koning van Calcutta

Vasco da Gama en zijn gevolg buigen voor de koning van Calcutta. De koning ligt op een troon onder een baldakijn. Op de achtergrond gezicht op Calcutta.

A mapp of the travels and voyages of the apostles in their mission and in partiular of Saint Paul.

A mapp of the travels and voyages of the apostles in their mission and...

Relief shown pictorially. Includes scenes of apostles at bottom of sheet. Attributed to Richard Blome. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2005. Available also throu... More

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Stecher: Azelt, Johann

Münster, Sebastian

Münster, Sebastian

Radierer: Fennitzer, Georg Datierung: 1670 / 1700

Typus generalis Ukrainæ : sive Palatinatuum Podoliæ, Kioviensis et Braczlaviensis terras nova delineatione exhibens /

Typus generalis Ukrainæ : sive Palatinatuum Podoliæ, Kioviensis et Bra...

Covers palatinates that are now part of central and southern Ukraine (at the time a part of the Russian Empire previously acquired by military conquest from the Ottoman Empire). Relief shown pictorially. In Lat... More

Iudæa Seu Palæstina ob Sacratissima Redemtoris vestigia hodie dicta Terra Sancta prout olim in Duodecim Tribus Divisa : separatis ab invicem Regnis Iuda Et Israel expressis insuper VI ultimi temporis ejusdem Terræ Provinciis collecta ex Tabulis Guil. Sanssonis Christssimi Regis Geogr

Iudæa Seu Palæstina ob Sacratissima Redemtoris vestigia hodie dicta Te...

Relief shown by hachures. Includes inset of "Populi Israelitici ex Ægypto per Desertum in Terram Promissionis Canaan quadraginta annorum Iter Stationes et Profectio." Minimal level cataloging record. Available ... More

Vier historische figuren in gesprek

Vier historische figuren in gesprek

Gesprek in de buitenlucht tussen Vasco da Gama, Jacob Mossel, Pieter van den Broecke en Cornelis de Houtman. Hierboven vliegt een engel die de bazuin blaast. Een man bovenop een rotswand heeft de Hollandse vlag... More

Terre de Chanaan ou Terre Promise a Abraham, et a sa Posterite de G. Sanson Geographe du Roy

Terre de Chanaan ou Terre Promise a Abraham, et a sa Posterite de G. S...

Relief shown pictorially. Insets: Carte des voiages d'Abraham -- Disposition du Camp des Israelites autour de l'Arche d'Alliance. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

The geography of the great solar eclipse of July 14 MDCCXLVIII : exhibiting an accurate map of all parts of the Earth in which it will be visible, with the North Pole, according to the latest discoveries /

The geography of the great solar eclipse of July 14 MDCCXLVIII : exhib...

Shows the path of the eclipse. Relief shown pictorially. Includes 24 diagrams showing the eclipse as seen from different cities. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC cop... More

Nova Anglia.

Nova Anglia.

Scale ca. 1:2,150,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Differs from other copy in engraving technique in cartouche. Man has 2 buttons on cuff, cloth in Indian's robe is unpat... More

A map of the Land of Canaan or Holy Land, as divided among the twelve tribes which God promised to Abraham and his seed

A map of the Land of Canaan or Holy Land, as divided among the twelve ...

Shows territories of the twelve tribes. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian appears to be Ferro. Includes inset of: "A map of the fourty years sojourning of the children of Israel through the wilderness to... More

North America, and the West Indies; a new map, wherein the British Empire and its limits, according to the definitive treaty of peace, in 1763, are accurately described, and the dominions possessed by the Spaniards, the French, & other European States. The whole compiled from all the new surveys, and authentic memoirs that have hitherto appeared.

North America, and the West Indies; a new map, wherein the British Emp...

Scale ca. 1:5,500,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Includes historical notes, "Extract of the treaties of peace, proclamations &c. relative to America & the West Indies," "A particular map of Baffin... More

Snuffbox with An Allegory of Geography

Snuffbox with An Allegory of Geography

Joseph Étienne Blerzy (French, active 1750–1806)

La Palestine, les tribus, et Jerusalem

La Palestine, les tribus, et Jerusalem

Relief shown pictorially. From: Atlas universel / P. Santini. Venise : Chez Remondini, 1783?. Title cartouche shows the Ten Commandments. Laor, E. Maps of the Holy Land, 37 Available also through the Library of... More

[The goddess of geography surrounded by figures representing the continents] / J. Buys inv. ; C. Bogerts sculp.

[The goddess of geography surrounded by figures representing the conti...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas, tot opheldering der hedendaagsche historie ... in Engeland / W.A. Bachiene. Amsterdam : M. Schalekamp, 1785, title page. Published in: The American Revolution i... More

A map shewing the progress of, discovery & improvement, in the geography of North Africa /

A map shewing the progress of, discovery & improvement, in the geograp...

Relief shown pictorially. "The double line of dots shews Mr. Park's route in the West; Mr. Bruce's in the East." "Published according to Act of Parliament by james Rennell, May 25th, 1798." "J. Walker, sculp." ... More

A topographical map describing the principality of the islands of Malta and Goza

A topographical map describing the principality of the islands of Malt...

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 p... More

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the work are introduced, dissertations on the itinerary state of the Greeks, the expedition of Darius Hystaspes to Scythia, the position ... of ancient Babylon, ... and other subjects of history and geography. The whole explained by eleven maps, etc"

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained ...

This image has been taken from scan 000719 from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the ... More

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the work are introduced, dissertations on the itinerary state of the Greeks, the expedition of Darius Hystaspes to Scythia, the position ... of ancient Babylon, ... and other subjects of history and geography. The whole explained by eleven maps, etc"

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained ...

This image has been taken from scan 000030 from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the ... More

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the work are introduced, dissertations on the itinerary state of the Greeks, the expedition of Darius Hystaspes to Scythia, the position ... of ancient Babylon, ... and other subjects of history and geography. The whole explained by eleven maps, etc"

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained ...

This image has been taken from scan 000151 from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the ... More

Surveyor's Compass

Surveyor's Compass

John Heilig (1765–1841) Made in Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the work are introduced, dissertations on the itinerary state of the Greeks, the expedition of Darius Hystaspes to Scythia, the position ... of ancient Babylon, ... and other subjects of history and geography. The whole explained by eleven maps, etc"

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained ...

This image has been taken from scan 000768 from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the ... More

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the work are introduced, dissertations on the itinerary state of the Greeks, the expedition of Darius Hystaspes to Scythia, the position ... of ancient Babylon, ... and other subjects of history and geography. The whole explained by eleven maps, etc"

map from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained ...

This image has been taken from scan 000031 from "The Geographical System of Herodotus examined and explained by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. In the course of the ... More