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New England : the most remarqueable parts thus named by the high and mighty Prince Charles, prince of great Britaine

New England : the most remarqueable parts thus named by the high and m...

Based on John Smith's 1614 voyage along the New England coast, this is the first printed map devoted specifically to this region. It is also the first to use the name “New England” for an area that had up until... more

New England.

New England.

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

Matoaka als Rebecka daughter to the mighty Prince Powhatan ... / Passe, sculp; Compton Holland, exeud.

Matoaka als Rebecka daughter to the mighty Prince Powhatan ... / Passe...

Illustration shows portrait of Pocahantas as Mrs. John Rolfe, from a portrait painting done in London, England, 1616. Title from item. Published in: The generall historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summe... more

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.

[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

New France, New Englande, New Scotlande, and New Foundlande

New France, New Englande, New Scotlande, and New Foundlande

Alexander, one of the leading members of the Council of New England and the first Viscount of Canada, had been given large grants of land by James I and Charles I of England. He proposed a system for the coloni... more

Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova

Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova

This elaborately decorated map is based on the 1614 explorations of Adrian Block, a fur trader working for the Dutch, who sailed from the north shore of Long Island to explore the southern coast of New England.... more

Noua Anglia, Nouum Belgium, et Virginia

Noua Anglia, Nouum Belgium, et Virginia

Covering the eastern portion of North America's coastline from North Carolina to Nova Scotia, this influential map appeared in English, German, Latin, Dutch, and French editions of world atlases published by Ho... more

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

Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia

Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia

Nova Anglia Novvm Belgivm et Virginia Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The Capitall lawes of New-England, as they stand now in force in the Commonwealth. By the Court, in the years 1641. 1642 ... Printed first in New-England, and reprinted in London for Ben Allen in Popes-head Allen. 1643.

The Capitall lawes of New-England, as they stand now in force in the C...

Positive Photostat.; Title. 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 33, Folder 2.

Carta particolare della nuoua Belgia è parte della nuoua Anglia

Carta particolare della nuoua Belgia è parte della nuoua Anglia

Carta particolare della nuova Belgia è parte della nuova Anglia Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae

Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae

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

Novi Belgii, Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula

Novi Belgii, Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula

This is an early re-issue of the influential map of northeastern North America, first published by Jan Jansson in 1651. While Visscher copied much of Jansson's original map, he did invert several decorative det... more

To all persons whom these may concern in the several townes, and plantations of the United Colonies in New-England. It is hereby declared, that his highness the Lord Protectour of the Common wealth of England &c. hath commissioned and impowered

To all persons whom these may concern in the several townes, and plant...

Reproduction. 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 33, Folder 3.

Noui Belgii Nouaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula

Noui Belgii Nouaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula

Novi Belgii Novaeqve Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Carta particolare della Nuoua Belgia è parte della Nuoua Anglia

Carta particolare della Nuoua Belgia è parte della Nuoua Anglia

Compiled by an Englishman but published in Italy, this was the earliest printed sailing chart showing New England. It appeared in Dudley's marine atlas, which was the first such atlas made of charts drawn on th... more

Boston in New England. August 9th 1667. The Governour, deputy-governour and sundry of the magistrates. Being assembled, do judge meet to comment to their beloved brethren and neighbours the inhabitants of this colony this following proposed ...

Boston in New England. August 9th 1667. The Governour, deputy-governou...

Positive Photostat.; 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 33, Folder 5.

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

Cupboard
Side Chair
A chart of the coast of America from New found Land to Cape Cod

A chart of the coast of America from New found Land to Cape Cod

Published in Seller's Atlas Maritimus, the earliest general marine atlas produced in England, this was the first English chart of New England waters. It clearly shows the northern navigation routes with soundin... more

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A mapp of New England

A mapp of New England

A foundation in the early history of the mapping of New England, this map is the first printed version of William Reed's original survey of 1665. The survey was commissioned by Massachusetts authorities to supp... more

A map of New England and New York

A map of New England and New York

This beautifully engraved and colored map represents an English version of the Jansson-Visscher series of maps of northeastern North America. Since it was published shortly after the expulsion of the Dutch from... 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 shew the scituation of the countrey, and conveniently well the distance of places

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

This map was the first to be printed in the British Colonies, and though crude in appearance was for its time the best available map of the region. Based on a 1665 survey by Bostonian William Reed, it was repur... 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

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 does it sufficiently shew the scituation of the country, and conveniently well the distance of places

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

Based on a 1665 survey by William Reed, this is the earliest map drawn, engraved and printed in North America. The survey was commissioned by the government of Massachusetts to justify the colony's northern and... more

At the second sessions of the General Court held at Boston in New-England. Whereas it hath pleased his most excellent Majesty our gracious king, by his letter bearing date the twenty seventh of April 1678 ... that the oath of allegiance as it is

At the second sessions of the General Court held at Boston in New-Engl...

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 33, Folder 11.

At a General Court held at Boston in New England the second day of October 1678. [A proclamaton for a day of fasting and prayer November 21, 1678] [Cambridge, Printed by Samuel Green 1678].

At a General Court held at Boston in New England the second day of Oct...

Positive Photostat.; Thanksgiving 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; Portfolio 33... more

Pas-kaart vande zee kusten inde boght van Niew Engeland : tusschen de staaten Hoek en C. de Sable

Pas-kaart vande zee kusten inde boght van Niew Engeland : tusschen de ...

Published by the leading Dutch producer of navigational aids, this chart of New England is unlike any other of the region. It was the only Dutch chart of the colony published in the 17th century. Near the end o... more

The London Gazette: Published by authority. From Thursday February 5th to Monday February 9th 1684 … Printed by Thomas Newcomb in the Savoy 1684. And Reprinted at Boston in New-England by Samuel Green, 1685.

The London Gazette: Published by authority. From Thursday February 5th...

Positive Photostat.; Announces the death of King Charles II. 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 new map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland and Virginia

A new map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland ...

England's widening sphere of influence in eastern North America is reflected on a late 17th century map published in London. By this time, the British had extended their territorial claims from the original Che... more

An elegiack tribute to the sacred dust of the Reverend and worthy Mr. Seaborn Cotton pastour of the Church of Christ at Hampton in New England: who was disharged from his work and office, to be admitted into Heaven, April 20th 1686. [Boston: Pri

An elegiack tribute to the sacred dust of the Reverend and worthy Mr. ...

Positive Photostat.; 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 33, Folder 13.

Two addresses from the Governour, council and convention of the Massachusets Colony assembled at Boston in New-England. Presented to his majesty, at Hampton-Court, August 7, 1689. By Sir Henry Ashurst Baronet.

Two addresses from the Governour, council and convention of the Massac...

Incomplete.; 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 33, Folder 18b.

To the King and Queen's most excellent majesties. The humble address and petition of the Governour, council, and convention of representatives of the people of your majesties collony of the Massachusets, in New-England [Regarding general restora

To the King and Queen's most excellent majesties. The humble address a...

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 33, Folder 18.

His majesty's most gracious letter to his government of the Massathusets Colony in New-England ... Printed at Boston in New-England, by Richard Pierce for Benjamin Harris Anno Domini M DC LXXX IX.

His majesty's most gracious letter to his government of the Massathuse...

Positive Photostat.; 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 33, Folder 19.

Boston Harbour in New England

Boston Harbour in New England

This is the first printed chart of Boston Harbor. It appeared only in the 1689 and 1698 editions of The English Pilot, The Fourth Book. Seller's publication became the most popular navigational manual for ships... more

To the king and queens most excellent majesties. The humble address of the president and council for the safety of the people, and conservation of the peace. [Regarding restoration of charter and English liberties] Boston in New-England, May 20,

To the king and queens most excellent majesties. The humble address of...

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 33, Folder 18a.

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

Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ nec non partis Virginiæ tabula : multis in locis emendata

Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ nec non partis Virginiæ tabula : multis in ...

Covers New England and Middle Atlantic region southward to Hampton Roads. Shows colony names, colonial town names, and names of Amerindian tribes. Relief shown pictorially. Meridians numbered 297 to 312 from we... more

A new mapp of New England and Annapolis and the countrys adjacent

A new mapp of New England and Annapolis and the countrys adjacent

As an example of early English mapping of the British Colonies in North America, Browne's map shows the northeastern part of the continent from the St. Lawrence River to the Chesapeake Bay. Interestingly, the m... 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

Wonders of the invisible world: being an account of the trials of several witches, lately executed in New England...by Cotton Mather

Wonders of the invisible world: being an account of the trials of seve...

Title page; no illus. No ref. copy. Illus. in: Wonders of the invisible world: being an account of the trials of several witches, lately executed in New England...by Cotton Mather. This record contains unverifi... more

Porringer with Cover

Porringer with Cover

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

Manuscript map of New England from Cap May to Winter Harbor

Manuscript map of New England from Cap May to Winter Harbor

Title provided by cataloger. Pen-and-ink on laid paper, sectioned into 16 and mounted on cloth. Stamped on: 969. Transferred from U.S. Geological Survey. U.S.G.S. number 3941. Forms of some geographic names, su... more

An exact mapp of New England and New York

An exact mapp of New England and New York

Recognized as the first 18th century map of New England, this map was used to illustrate Cotton Mather's famous history of the Bay Colony, "Magnalia Christi Americana: or the Ecclesiastical History of New Engla... more

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By His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain general and governour in chief, in and over Her Majesties Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, &c. in New-England. A proclamation. Whereas Her Majesty by Her royal proclamation for settling and ascert

By His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain general and governour i...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans.; Coins. Rates of.; 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 Coll... more

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By his Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain general and governour in chief, in and over Her Majesties Province of Massachusetts-Bay, &c. in New-England. A proclamation for the better regulation of seamen and marines … Boston. Printed by Barth

By his Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain general and governour i...

Positive Photostat.; Proclamation.; 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 ... more

A new survey of the harbour of Boston in New England : done by order of the principall officers and comissioners of Her Maties. navy

A new survey of the harbour of Boston in New England : done by order o...

New suruey of the harbour of Boston in New England Courtesy of Private Collection

Armchair

Armchair

Made in New England, United States

Cupboard
Desk
Desk

Desk

Made in New England, United States

Cupboard

Cupboard

Made in New England, United States

Armchair
A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland

A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, ...

First published in 1689, John Thornton's chart of the north Atlantic seacoast illustrates the type of nautical charts available to navigators in the Fourth Book of the English Pilot, which was the standard reso... more

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

Trinket Chest

Trinket Chest

Made in New England, United States

By His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain General and Governor in Chief, in and over His Majesties Provinces of the Massachusetts-Bay and New-Hampshire in New-England. A proclamation against commerce & trade with the French of Canada, Cape

By His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain General and Governor in...

Positive Photostat.; Proclamation.; 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 ... more

By His Excellency Samuel Shute, Esq. Captain Ganeral and Govenour in chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. &c. a proclamation [to apprehend seven escaped transported felons] Given under my hand … in Bo

By His Excellency Samuel Shute, Esq. Captain Ganeral and Govenour in c...

Positive Photostat.; Proclamation.; 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 ... more

By the honourable Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq; Governour of His Majesty's Colony of Connecticut in New-England, a proclamation for a publick thanksgiving .... New-London: Printed by Timothy Green, printer to his honour the governour and company. 172

By the honourable Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq; Governour of His Majesty's ...

Positive Photostat.; Thanksgiving proclamation.; 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 Collectio... more

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters A through F]

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters A...

Reference copy may be in LOT 7003. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rare Bk. Div.; Alphabets; Primers; Shelf.

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters T through Z]

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters T...

Reference copy may be in LOT 7003. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rare Bk. Div.; Alphabets; Primers; Shelf.

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters G through S]

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters G...

Reference copy may be in LOT 7003. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rare Bk. Div.; Alphabets; Primers; Shelf.

The town of Boston in New England

The town of Boston in New England

Made in Boston: Bonner's map depicts Boston before centuries of landfill transformed its coastline. His distinctive design combines plan and perspective views to convey maximum information and achieve decorativ... more

The town of Boston in New England

The town of Boston in New England

Pictorial map showing buildings. Facsimile. "Engraved from a copy in the possession of Wm. Taylor Esq. and published by George G. Smith, engraver ... Boston, 1835." Redrawn from a copy of State II (1725). "I ha... more