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L'Amérique centr[ale] /

L'Amérique centr[ale] /

Shows North America south of Canada including the Caribbean. Traced from a ms. world map created for Henri II in 1542 as reproduced in Jomard's Les monuments de la geographie (plate XIX.1), 1842-1862 (Phillips ... more

Tierra nveva

Tierra nveva

Shows the Atlantic coast from Labrador to north Florida. Publication information from atlas. Text titled "Della terra nova del Bacalaos" on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ra... more

Tierra nueua

Tierra nueua

Ruscelli's map of northeastern North America appeared in his 1561 edition of Claudius Ptolemy's "Geographia". The map was based on a smaller 1548 map by Giacomo Gastaldi, who took much of his information from t... more

La Nuoua Francia

La Nuoua Francia

This map, among the earliest separate maps of northeastern North America, was primarily based on the voyages that were taken by Giovanni da Verrazano for the French in 1524. His discoveries confirmed the contin... more

America sive novvs orbis respectv Evropaeorvm inferior globi terrestris pars

America sive novvs orbis respectv Evropaeorvm inferior globi terrestri...

America sive novus orbis respectu Europaeorum inferior globi terrestris pars Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Norumbega et Virginia

Norumbega et Virginia

Wytfliet's publication was essentially the first atlas devoted solely to the Americas. It consisted of a world map, 18 regional maps, and a text on the discovery, natural history, and geography of the New World... more

Nova et rece terraum et regnorum Californae, nouae Hispaiae Mexicanae, et Peruviae.

Nova et rece terraum et regnorum Californae, nouae Hispaiae Mexicanae,...

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

Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele France faict selon son vray méridien : avec la déclinaison de la ment de plussieurs endrois selon que le sieur de Castes le franc le démontre en son liure de la mécométrie de l'emnt. /

Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele France faict s...

Shows coast of North America from western Nova Scotia to Cape Cod. Relief shown pictorially. Gift; Henry Harrisse; 1910. Pen-and-ink with green wash. Vellum chart collection, no. 15. LC Nautical charts on vellu... more

Carte geographique de la Nouvelle Franse

Carte geographique de la Nouvelle Franse

Carte geographiqve de la Novvelle Franse Courtesy of Boston Public Library

New England.

New England.

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

Carte de la Nouuelle France, augmentée depuis la derniere, seruant a la navigation faicte en son vray Meridien

Carte de la Nouuelle France, augmentée depuis la derniere, seruant a ...

France's territorial claims in North America, which initially focused on the St. Lawrence River Valley and the Great Lakes, can be traced to Samuel de Champlain's explorations and trading activities in that reg... more

[A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent continents].

[A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent continents].

Also shows the southeast Pacific Ocean, the southwest Indian Ocean, as well as the continents of South America, Africa, Europe, and portions of North America and Asia. Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied b... more

Insvlæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adjacentibus

Insvlæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adjacentibus

Sheet removed from German ed. of W.J. Blaeu's atlas: Atlas novus, Amsterdam, 1634. Map redesigned from a portion of Blaeu's larger map of North America printed ca. 1630. Has vertical fold line at center of shee... 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

Virginia et Florida

Virginia et Florida

Relief shown pictorially. Includes decorative cartouche. Publication information from atlas title page. Text titled "Florida" on verso. Prime meridian: Ferro. In left margin: 899. LC copy accompanied by card wi... more

Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adiacentibus

Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adiacentibus

Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adjacentibus | Insvlae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adiacentibus Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[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

America Septentrionalis

America Septentrionalis

Collection of old maps Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Amérique septentrionale /

Amérique septentrionale /

Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Prime meridian: [Paris]. Mounted on cloth backing. From his 1658 (i.e. 1660) Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (Phillips 4260). First state: Lacks shading ... more

Amérique septentrionale

Amérique septentrionale

Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Prime meridian: [Paris]. From his 1658 (i.e. 1660) Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (Phillips 4260). Second state: Lake Ontario contains shading along bor... more

America Septentrionalis /

America Septentrionalis /

Relief shown pictorially. Appears in v. 3 of Nieuwen atlas, ofte vverelt-beschrijvinge, vertonende de voornaemste rijcken ende landen des gheheelen Aerdt-Bodems. Amstelodami : Apud Ioannem Ianssonium, 1652-3. E... more

Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adiacentibus

Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adiacentibus

Collection of old maps Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Novissima et accuratissima totius Americae descriptio

Novissima et accuratissima totius Americae descriptio

In comparison with DeWit's large wall map, this map purports to show the newest and most accurate information about the Americas. However, the geographic information presented here is not much different from th... more

Mexicum in hac forma in lucem

Mexicum in hac forma in lucem

Mexicvm in hac forma in lucem Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Amérique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties, ou sont distingués les vns des autres les estats suivant qu'ils appartiennent presentemet aux François, Castillans, Anglois, Suedois, Danois, Hollandois, tirée des relations de toutes ces nations

Amérique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties, ou sont di...

Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Has watermarks. Copy imperfect: Tears along edge Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Control no. 2001-29

North America divided into its principall parts where are distinguished the severall states which belong to the English, Spanish, and French

North America divided into its principall parts where are distinguishe...

Relief shown pictorially. At upper right: Described by Sanson, corrected and amended by William Berry. Prime meridian: Ferro. Includes ill. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Lib... more

North America divided into its III principall parts : 1st English part viz. English Empire containing ye Articklands near Hudsons bay New North & South Wales New Britain/ N Foundland N Scotland N England N York N Jarsey Pensylvania Marland Virginia Carolina Carolania or Florida California Sommer Is Bahama Is Jamaica & c ye pt viz N France & pt of ye Cariby Is

North America divided into its III principall parts : 1st English part...

Collection of old maps Courtesy of Boston Public Library

America Settentrionale colle nuoue scoperte fin al'anno 1688, diuisa nelle sue parti secundo lo stato /

America Settentrionale colle nuoue scoperte fin al'anno 1688, diuisa n...

Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Appears in the author's Atlante veneto, 1691-1697. Includes notes and illustrations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ... more

Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionnale : depuis le 25, jusqu'au 65⁰ deg. de latt. & environ 140, & 235 deg. de longitude / par Iean Baptiste Louis Franquelin, hydrographe du roy, à Québec en Canada.

Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionnale : depuis le 25, jusqu'au 65⁰ deg. ...

Copied between 1909 and 1910 from the original 1688 ms. in the Archives du dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. In margin: Bibliotheque du Depot des cartes et plans de la Marina, ... more

Carte generalle de la Nouvelle France ou est compris la Lovisiane, Gaspesie et le Nouueau Mexique auec les Isles Antilles, dressee sur les memoires les plus nouueaux

Carte generalle de la Nouvelle France ou est compris la Lovisiane, Gas...

Relief shown pictorially. Appears in some copies of: Premier etablissement de la foy dans la Nouvelle France / Chrestien Le Clercq. Paris A. Auroy, 1691. Also appears in some copies of Nouvelle relation de la G... more

Amerique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties /

Amerique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties /

Based on a map published by Nicolas Sanson in 1650. Latin title in upper margin: "America septentrionalis in suas praecipuas parte divisa, ad usum serenissimi Burgundiae ducis." Relief shown pictorially. Availa... more

Avantures mal-heureuses du Sieur de la Salle / J. Van Vian en del. et fec.

Avantures mal-heureuses du Sieur de la Salle / J. Van Vian en del. et ...

Print shows La Salle, priests and others on shore as supplies are unloaded from a ship. Title from item. Illus. in: Nouveau voyage d'un pais plus grand que l'Europe avec les reflections des entreprises du Sieur... more

[The Buffalo]

[The Buffalo]

Print shows a buffalo, a pelican, and a possum, hanging from a tree, in a forest Title devised by library staff. Illus. in: A new discovery of a vast country in America / Louis Hennepin. London : Printed for M.... more

Carte nouvelle de l'Amérique Angloise, contenant la Virginie, Mary-Land, Caroline, Pensylvania, Nouvelle Iorck, N:Iarsey, N. France, et les terres nouvellement découerte dressé sur les relations les plus nouvelles.

Carte nouvelle de l'Amérique Angloise, contenant la Virginie, Mary-Lan...

Relief shown pictorially. Title in upper right corner: Partie orientale de l'Amérique angloise. Hand colored. Scale ca. 1:6,000,000. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. In... more

[Etats-Unie: Partie septentrionale].

[Etats-Unie: Partie septentrionale].

Scale ca. 1:2,200,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title from manuscript label on verso as originally mounted. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Shows northern U.S. and Great Lakes region o... more

America Septentrionalis novissima ; America Meridionalis accuratissima

America Septentrionalis novissima ; America Meridionalis accuratissima

Relief shown pictorially. Map contains 2 separate titles for North America and South America. Includes ill. of figures in title area. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Nova tabula geographica complectens borealiorem Americæ partem : in qua exacte delineatæ sunt Canada sive Nova Francia, Nova Scotia, Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, Pensylvania, Virginia, Carolina, et Terra Nova, cum omnibus littorum pulvinorumque profunditatibus

Nova tabula geographica complectens borealiorem Americæ partem : in qu...

Carte nouvelle contenant la partie d'Amerique la plus septentrionale : ou sont exactement dêcrites les provinces suivantes comme le Canada ou Nouvelle France, la Nouvelle Ecosse, la Nouvelle Angleterre, les No... more

Tabula Mexicae et Floridae : terrarum Anglicarum, et anteriorum Americae insularum, item cursuum et circuituum fluminis Mississipi dicti.

Tabula Mexicae et Floridae : terrarum Anglicarum, et anteriorum Americ...

Shows the extent of New Spain and Florida, New France, the American colonies, and the West Indies, rivers, towns, and trade routes. Text in Latin. Title from caption. Relief shown pictorially. Measures east fro... more

A new map of the country of Louisiana and of ye river Missisipi in North America : discou'd by Mons. de la Salle in ye years 1681 and 1686 as allso of several other rivers before unknown and falling into ye Bay of St. Lewis

A new map of the country of Louisiana and of ye river Missisipi in Nor...

Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrations, including an Illustrated cartouche and a view of Niagara Falls, and an index. LC copy mounted on cloth. Phillips, A list of maps of America, p. 367 Available al... more

This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact observations is most humbly dedicated by your Lordship's most humble servant Herman Moll, geographer

This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact obser...

To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers, Baron of Evesham in ye county of Worcester, President of Her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council &c. this map of North America, according to ye newest and most exa... more

This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact observations

This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact obser...

Scale ca. 1:15,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers, Baron of Evesham in ye county of Worcester, President of Her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council &... more

This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact observations is most humbly dedicated by your Lordship's most humble servant Herman Moll, geographer

This map of North America, according to ye newest and most exact obser...

Scale ca. 1:15,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers, Baron of Evesham in ye county of Worcester, President of Her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council &... more

Novissima tabula regionis Lvdovicianae gallice dictae La Lovgsiane iam olim quidem sub Canadae et Floridae nomine in America Septentrionali

Novissima tabula regionis Lvdovicianae gallice dictae La Lovgsiane iam...

Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrated cartouche. LC copy mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

L'Amerique septentrionale. Dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les memoires les plus recens.

L'Amerique septentrionale. Dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l'A...

Scale ca. 1:18,500,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Imprint date from R. V. Tooley's French mapping of the Americas, item 31. Cartouche engraved by N. Guérard. Available also ... more

Carte tres curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarques nouvelles et tres utiles non seulement sur les ports et iles de cette mer : mais aussy sur les principaux pays de l'Amerique tant Septentrionale que Meridionale, avec les noms & la route des voyageurs par qui la decouverte en a été faite

Carte tres curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarques nouvelle...

Richly decorated in the tradition of Dutch cartography, this map extends from eastern Asia to western Europe but focuses on the Pacific Ocean and the Americas. It is attributed to Henri Abraham Chatelain, a Hug... more

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye names of Louisiana, Mississipi, Canada, and New France with ye adjoining territories of England and Spain

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye nam...

In 1720, London geographer and mapmaker, Herman Moll, published this map focusing on France's North American possessions. In a message below the title, he warned his British audience of French encroachment on n... more

Nova tabula geographica complectens borealiorem Americæ partem : in qua exacte delineatæ sunt Canada sive Nova Francia, Nova Scotia, Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, Pensylvania, Virginia, Carolina, et Terra Nova, cum omnibus littorum, pulvinorumque profunditabus

Nova tabula geographica complectens borealiorem Americæ partem : in qu...

This pair of late-17th-century Dutch maps depicts the French and British colonies in northeastern North America extending from the Carolinas to Newfoundland. The map's central focus includes New England along w... more

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye names of Louisiana, Mississipi, Canada, and New France with ye adjoining territories of England and Spain

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye nam...

In 1720, London geographer and mapmaker, Herman Moll, published this map focusing on France's North American possessions. In a message below the title, he warned his British audience of French encroachment on n... more

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye names of Louisiana, Mississipi i.e. Mississippi, Canada, and New France with ye adjoining territories of England and Spain : to Thomas Bromsall, esq., this map of Louisiana, Mississipi i.e. Mississippi & c. is most humbly dedicated, H. Moll, geographer

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye nam...

Relief shown pictorially. Phillips. Maps of America. Includes notes and ill. of "The Indian Fort Sasquesahanok." Insets: The harbour of Annapolis Royal -- A map of ye mouth of Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] and ... more

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye names of Louisiana, Mississipi, Canada, and New France with ye adjoining territories of England and Spain

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye nam...

In 1720, London geographer and mapmaker, Herman Moll, published this map focusing on France's North American possessions. In a message below the title, he warned his British audience of French encroachment on n... more

Carte du Mexique et de la Florida : des terres angloises et des Isles Antilles, du cours et des environs de la Riviere de Mississippi

Carte du Mexique et de la Florida : des terres angloises et des Isles ...

Guillaume de L'Isle, the most influential French mapmaker in the early 18th century, prepared a landmark map of North America in 1703, the first printed map to accurately plot the mouth and lower courses of the... more

[Native Americans collecting sap and cooking maple syrup in pots, tilling soil into raised humps, and sowing seeds, North America]

[Native Americans collecting sap and cooking maple syrup in pots, till...

Illus. in: Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps / Joseph Francois Lafitau. Paris : Saugrain l'aîne [etc.], 1724, vol. 2, pl. 7, opp. p. 154.

A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America, containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina.

A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on y...

Scale ca. 1:3,600,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. Imprint date from Henry Stevens and Roland Tree's Comparative cartography, item 55c. Includes descriptive text. Insets: A v... more

A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto

A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish set...

Relief shown pictorially. Gift; Mrs. Jefferson Patterson; December 1980. Phillips. Maps of America, p. 569 Index map to Popple's larger, 20 sheet map of the same name. Includes 4 inset views, 18 inset maps, ill... more