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Canis Major from BL Harley 2506, f. 44v

Canis Major from BL Harley 2506, f. 44v

Drawing of the constellation the dog, Canis Major, with the stars picked out as red dots. Image taken from f. 44v of Phaenomena (also known as the Aratea). Written in Latin.

St. James the Major at the Battle of Clavigo

St. James the Major at the Battle of Clavigo

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

St. James Major

St. James Major

Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)

Saint James Major

Saint James Major

Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

St. James Major

St. James Major

In Mariette Album, folio 3, bottom right Anonymous, Italian, 16th to 17th century

St. James Major

St. James Major

Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, Leiden ca. 1494–1533 Leiden)

St. James Major

St. James Major

In Mariette Album, folio 3, bottom second Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

St. James Major

St. James Major

In Mariette Album, folio 87, bottom second Etched by Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

Major, Georg

Major, Georg

1551 / 1650

Major, Georg

Major, Georg

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

Major, Georg

Major, Georg

Verleger: Jobin, Bernhard Formschneider: Stimmer, Tobias Formschneider: Murer, Christoph Datierung: 1587 / 1590

Major, Georg

Major, Georg

Verleger: Ammon, Johann Stecher: Boissard, Robert Stecher: Bry, Theodor de Verlagsort: Frankfurt (Main)

An elegy in memory of the worshipful Major Thomas Leonard Esq. Of Taunton in New-England: who departed this life on the 24th day of November, AnnoDomini, 1713. In the 73d year of his age. [Boston. Printed by B. Green? 1713].

An elegy in memory of the worshipful Major Thomas Leonard Esq. Of Taun...

Positive Photostat.; Ones Photostat and the other photograph.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 3 duplicate copies ... more

Major, Georg

Major, Georg

Verleger: Braun, Johann Friedrich Verlagsort: Leipzig

Major Stede Bonnet

Major Stede Bonnet

Illus. in: The History and lives of all the most notorious pirates, and their crews. London, 1725. Reference copy may be in LOT 4248. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tr... more

Sir William Johnson, Major General of the English forces in America / T. Adams, delin.; Spooner, fecit.

Sir William Johnson, Major General of the English forces in America / ...

Print shows three-quarter length portrait of Sir William Johnson, with his arm resting on a cannon muzzle and holding a baton.

[The ruins of Balbec] / [Bo]rra Arch del. ; T. [Major sculp].

[The ruins of Balbec] / [Bo]rra Arch del. ; T. [Major sculp].

Print shows a panoramic view of the ruins of Baʻlabakk, with columns of the Temple of Jupiter (D), the Temple of Bacchus (E), and a river on the left, post-Roman Muslim Arab buildings on the right, and mountain... more

[The ruins of Balbec] / Borra Arch delin. ; T. Major sculp.

[The ruins of Balbec] / Borra Arch delin. ; T. Major sculp.

Print shows a view of the ruins at Baʻlabakk, with three men in conversation, two are holding long spears, in the left foreground among fragments of buildings, (A) on the left and (B) on the right, with the col... more

[The ruins of Balbec] / Borra Arch delin. ; T. Major sculp.

[The ruins of Balbec] / Borra Arch delin. ; T. Major sculp.

Print shows a view of the ruins at Baʻlabakk, with two men in conversation, one is holding a long spear, between the columns of the Temple of Jupiter (A) on the left and the Temple of Bacchus (B) on the right, ... more

[The ruins of Balbec] / Borra Arch delin. ; T. Major sculp.

[The ruins of Balbec] / Borra Arch delin. ; T. Major sculp.

Print shows a view of the ruins at Baʻlabakk, with two men holding long spears in the foreground among fragments of buildings, (A) on the left and (B) on the right, with the columns of the Temple of Jupiter (D)... more

Mr. Foote in the Character of Major Sturgeon, in the Mayor of Garratt

Mr. Foote in the Character of Major Sturgeon, in the Mayor of Garratt

Johann Gottfried Haid (German, Augsburg 1714–1776 Vienna)

Plan of Governor's, Kennedy's, and Brown's Islan[ds] and Red Hook together with part of the Bay and soundings, shewing the position they bear to each other and to New York, September 18th. 1766. By order of His Excellency Major General Gage, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America.

Plan of Governor's, Kennedy's, and Brown's Islan[ds] and Red Hook toge...

Scale 1:4,800; 400 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Imperfect: Margins torn. Relief shown by hachures. Soundings shown in fathoms. Signed in different ink: W. B. Porter. LC M... more

Copy Major John Thornton's platt.

Copy Major John Thornton's platt.

Thomas Jefferson's copy of a 1718 survey by Francis Eppes of property at the junction of the Rivanna and Fluvanna Rivers. Gift; Janet Hall; Mar. 10 1995. Accompanied by manuscript letter and photo copy of verso... more

Major Genl. Howe's encampment on Bunkers Hill at Charles T., June 1775.

Major Genl. Howe's encampment on Bunkers Hill at Charles T., June 1775...

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Shows position of troops and fortifications. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps... more

Plan of the peninsula of Charles Town shewing the three posts that His Majesty's troops have kept and fortified with buildings therein for guard rooms, Boston, 3th. [sic] Decr. 1775. To His Excellency Major General Howe, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces, &c.

Plan of the peninsula of Charles Town shewing the three posts that His...

Scale ca. 1:4,860. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Dedication is in different ink from drafting of map. Includes index to major fortifications. LC Maps of North Ame... more

A plan of the action at Bunkers-Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775, between His Majesty's troops under the command of Major General Howe, and the rebel forces,

A plan of the action at Bunkers-Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775, betw...

Scale ca. 1:4,800. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. An engraved map, with change of title, appears in Stedman's History of the origin, process, and termination of the American War. London, 1794. A copy o... more

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's forces commanded by General Howe and the Americans under Major General Putnam, with the subsequent disposition of both armies.

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & e...

Scale ca. 1:85,000. Hand colored. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Pictorial map. Annotated in lower right corner in pencil: 2d impression. In lower margin: An account of the... more

By His Excellency William Howe, Major General. &c. &c. &c. As linnen and woolen goods are articles much wanted by the rebels, and would aid and assist them in their rebellion, the commander in chief expects that all good subjects will use their

By His Excellency William Howe, Major General. &c. &c. &c. As linnen a...

Positive Photostat.; Bristish rule in Boston.; Stamped on verso: 504. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies ... more

One hundred and twenty dollars reward Major Christopher French, Ens. Joseph Moland, and the infamous Gurdon Whitmore, broke gaol and escaped this evening .... Barz. Hudson, Gaoler. December 27th, 1776. [s. l.]

One hundred and twenty dollars reward Major Christopher French, Ens. J...

Positive Photostat.; Reward.; Imprint 2.; Not in Evans. 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; Port... more

Sketch of Forts Clinton & Montgomery, stormed the 6th Octob. 1777 by the troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton, K.B., Lt. General of H. Maj. forces and commander in chief of New Yorck and its dependencies.

Sketch of Forts Clinton & Montgomery, stormed the 6th Octob. 1777 by t...

Scale ca. 1:11,700. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows routes of troop movements and military units. LC Maps of North America, 17... more

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's forces commanded by General Howe and the Americans under Major General Putnam, shewing also the landing of the British Army on New-York Island, and the taking of the city of New-York &c. on the 15th of September following, with the subsequent disposition of both the armies.

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & e...

Scale ca. 1:85,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows information to Sept. 23, 1776. Pictorial map. Annotated in lower right corner in pencil: 3rd impression. Includes "Re... more

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania and the province of Quebec. Drawn by Major Holland, Surveyor General of the Northern District in America.

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania an...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. Insets: A chart of the mouth of Hudsons River, from Sandy Hook to New York.--Plan of Amboy with its environs from an actual s... more

British camp at Trudruffrin from [sic] with the attack made by Major General Grey against the rebels near White Horse Tavern.

British camp at Trudruffrin from [sic] with the attack made by Major G...

Scale ca. 1:31,680. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Title annotated in pencil to read: British camp at Trudruffrin from the date with the attack made by Major General Grey agai... more

Major Greene, B.A.

Major Greene, B.A.

The identity of a Major Greene in the British army stationed in New York State, who married in 1777, is not known. John Ramage (Ireland ca. 1748–1802 Montreal)

British camp at Trudruffrin from the 18th. to the 21st. of September 1777, with the attack made by Major General Grey against the rebels near White Horse Tavern on the 20th. of September.

British camp at Trudruffrin from the 18th. to the 21st. of September 1...

Scale ca. 1:31,680. Relief shown by hachures. Includes references. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1342 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Major general John Sullivan

Major general John Sullivan

Print shows John Sullivan, half-length portrait, wearing military uniform, standing, facing right, holding spear in right hand, left hand on hip.

In Council. Philadelphia, February 3d. 1779 ... This board having maturely considered the general tenor and course of the military command exercised by Major General Arnold, in this City and State; and divers transactions which have appeared to

In Council. Philadelphia, February 3d. 1779 ... This board having matu...

Positive Photostat.; Evans 16439. 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 145, Folder 29.

By Horatio Gates, Esquire, Major General and commander in chief of the army of the United States in the southern department of America, &c. &c. &c. A proclamation. The patriotick exertions of the virtuous citizens of the United States, having en

By Horatio Gates, Esquire, Major General and commander in chief of the...

Imprint 2.; Not in Evans. 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 172, Folder 7.

Major General Arnold Wounded Dec. 31-1775 at the attack of Quebec.

Major General Arnold Wounded Dec. 31-1775 at the attack of Quebec.

Benedict Arnold, full-length portrait, wearing uniform, standing, facing slightly right, gesturing with right hand. Illus. in: An impartial history of the war in America, between Great Britain and her colonies,... more

Major General David Wooster

Major General David Wooster

Print shows David Wooster, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, wearing military uniform, holding pike in right hand, holding glove in left hand. Title from item. Illus. in: An impartial history of the ... more

Major Gen'l. Rich'd. Montgomery slain in storming Quebec Dec'b'r. 31st, 1775 / J. Norman sc.

Major Gen'l. Rich'd. Montgomery slain in storming Quebec Dec'b'r. 31st...

Print shows Richard Montgomery, full-length portrait, standing facing right, wearing military uniform, right hand on chest, holding baton in left hand.

By their Excellencies, Sir Henry Clinton ... General and Commander in chief of all his Majesty's forces, within the Colonies lying on the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to West Florida ... and Mariot Arbuthnot, ... Commander in chief of his Maj

By their Excellencies, Sir Henry Clinton ... General and Commander in ...

Not in Evans.; On verso: 1780-81, P.R.O., C.O.5. 178.F.195. 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

Campagne en Virginie du Major Général M'is de LaFayette : ou se trouvent les camps et marches, ainsy que ceux du Lieutenant Général Lord Cornwallis en 1781 /

Campagne en Virginie du Major Général M'is de LaFayette : ou se trouve...

Covers central Virginia from Orange County in the north to Isle of Wight County in the south, and west to Cumberland County. Shows selected bridges, houses, churches, taverns, and other points of interest, and ... more

Study for "The Death of Major Peirson": Two Dead Figures

Study for "The Death of Major Peirson": Two Dead Figures

John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)

Study for "The Death of Major Peirson": Group of Dying French Officers

Study for "The Death of Major Peirson": Group of Dying French Officers

John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)

The monument of Major André

The monument of Major André

Print shows a sarcophagus resting on a pedestal, on the top, Britannia weeping with the British lion, on the side, a tableau shows the capture of Major André. Title from item. Illus. in: The universal magazine ... more

Major general Baron Steuben / B.B.E.

Major general Baron Steuben / B.B.E.

Print shows Baron von Steuben, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile; in oval. Title from item. Illus. in: Portraits of generals, ministers, magistrates, members of Congress, and others, who have rendered t... more

The Drum Major of Sedition

The Drum Major of Sedition

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Major André, von drey Americanern angehalten zu Tarrytown am 23ten Septembr 1780 / D. Chodowiecki inv. et del. ; D. Berger sculpsit 1784.

Major André, von drey Americanern angehalten zu Tarrytown am 23ten Sep...

Print shows Major John André being taken into custody by three men, John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart, and David Williams, near Tarrytown, New York, one of twelve scenes depicting the history of the American Revolu... more

The Drum Major of Sedition

The Drum Major of Sedition

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Major general Warren / J. Norman sc.

Major general Warren / J. Norman sc.

Print shows Joseph Warren, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front; in medallion. Title from item. After Copley portrait ca. 1765. Illus. in: The Boston magazine. Boston, Mass. : Norman & White, 1784 April, o... more

Major John Andre, late Adjutant General of the British army in North America / Dodd delin. ; Cook sculp.

Major John Andre, late Adjutant General of the British army in North A...

John André, full-length portrait, facing right with left hand on hip, right hand holding sword, wearing military uniform in wilderness setting; in frame with floral banner. Title from item. Engraved for Raymond... more

The Reconciliation at Glenelg, after the Journalist had ridden away from Ursa Major (Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the Second)

The Reconciliation at Glenelg, after the Journalist had ridden away fr...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

The Contest at Auckinleck, in Which Ursa Major made a Severe Retort on the Journalist's Father (Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the Second)

The Contest at Auckinleck, in Which Ursa Major made a Severe Retort on...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Major General Horatio Gates

Major General Horatio Gates

John Trumbull (American, Lebanon, Connecticut 1756–1843 New York)

Sketch of Washington in embryo : viz., previous to its survey by Major L'Enfant, 1792 /

Sketch of Washington in embryo : viz., previous to its survey by Major...

Cadastral map showing landholdings in central Washington with owners' names. Facsim. of 1874 map compiled by E.F.M. Faehtz and F.W. Pratt. Original version: [Washington? : s.n.], 1874. Includes text. LC copy fo... more

Phoenomenon [Cut] That beautiful full blooded stallion lately imported by Lang, Brierly & Co. from England, will stand for covering this season at the stable of Maj. Thomas Leavett, of Northampton. [Description of the horse] Stabling and pasturi

Phoenomenon [Cut] That beautiful full blooded stallion lately imported...

Imprint 3.; Advertisemtnt.; Horse racing. 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 89, Folder 20.

Major Thomas Pechell (1753–1826)

Major Thomas Pechell (1753–1826)

John Hoppner (British, London 1758–1810 London)

map from "Reisen im Innern von Afrika ... in den Jahren 1795 bis 1797 ... Aus dem Englischen ... Mit vier Kupfern und einer Karte. (Anhang über die geographischen Entdeckungen des Herrn Park, von Major Rennel.)"

map from "Reisen im Innern von Afrika ... in den Jahren 1795 bis 1797 ...

This image has been taken from scan 000359 from "Reisen im Innern von Afrika ... in den Jahren 1795 bis 1797 ... Aus dem Englischen ... Mit vier Kupfern und einer Karte. (Anhang über die geographischen Entdeck... more

Major Money Adrift in the North Sea

Major Money Adrift in the North Sea

William P. Sherlock (British, 1770—1821)

Major Andre: writen while he was a prisoner in the American camp. Together with the Rose. Boston Printed by Nathaniel Coverly Jr, Corner Theatre-Alley [After 1812].

Major Andre: writen while he was a prisoner in the American camp. Toge...

Imprint 3.; Verse. 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 50, Folder 1a.

Bloody battle near Niagara [Cut] The United States' army, commanded by Major Jacob Brown, victorious over the British forces, under the command of Major General Riall; "The action commenced on the 25th July, at 5 o'clock P.M. and continued witho

Bloody battle near Niagara [Cut] The United States' army, commanded by...

Verse.; Imprint 3.; War of 1812 odes. 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 50, Folder 11.

Major Genl. Winfield Scott / Wood pinxt. ; Edwin sc.

Major Genl. Winfield Scott / Wood pinxt. ; Edwin sc.

Print shows Winfield Scott, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, holding sword at right side, left hand in coat, wearing military uniform. Winfield Scott was stationed in Buffalo during the invasion of ... more

To the public. Fellow Citizens. The subscriber is once more dragged before your tribunal from the duties of a laborious office, and left with no alternative but to submit facts. Major T. W. Smith ... preferred certain false and unfounded charged

To the public. Fellow Citizens. The subscriber is once more dragged be...

Imprint 2. 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 114, Folder 20.

Proposals for publishing by subscription the life of Major General Andrew Jackson, comprising a full history of the late war in the south, from the commencement of the hostilities with the Creek Indians, to the defeat of the British before New O

Proposals for publishing by subscription the life of Major General And...

On verso: 2-90.244.20. 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 174, Folder 4a.

Major Genl. Brown U.S. Army / J. Wood pinx. ; Gimbrede sc.

Major Genl. Brown U.S. Army / J. Wood pinx. ; Gimbrede sc.

Print shows Jacob Jennings Brown, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, wearing military uniform. Title from item. Illus. from: Historical sketches of the late war, between the United States and Great Bri... more

Battle of New Orleans and death of Major General Packenham [sic] on the 8th of January 1815 / West del. ; J. Yeager sc.

Battle of New Orleans and death of Major General Packenham [sic] on th...

Print shows the Battle of New Orleans from the British perspective, as British forces advance upon the earthworks or barricades from which the American forces, under the command of Andrew Jackson, repel the att... more

Proposals for publishing by subscription, the life of Major General Andrew Jackson, comprising a history of the war in the South, from the commencement of the Creek campaign, to the termination of hostilities before New Orleans. By John Henry Ea

Proposals for publishing by subscription, the life of Major General An...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 191, Folder 3b. Copy scanned: 1

Major John Biddle

Major John Biddle

Thomas Sully (American, Horncastle, Lincolnshire 1783–1872 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Medal of Major General William H. Harrison

Medal of Major General William H. Harrison

Moritz Fürst (born 1782, active United States, 1807–ca. 1840) Made in United States

Medal of Major General Winfield Scott

Medal of Major General Winfield Scott

Moritz Fürst (born 1782, active United States, 1807–ca. 1840) Made in United States