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Ancient Maps, Library of Congress

Ancient Maps from the Library of Congress. 13th -18th Century Maps.
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Ierusalem, cum suburbiis, prout tempore Christi floruit, accurate notatis omnibus insignibus et praecipuè iis locis... /

Ierusalem, cum suburbiis, prout tempore Christi floruit, accurate nota...

Relief shown pictorially. German. Titles in Latin and German. Shows Jerusalem during the time of Christ. Includes descriptive text in German. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of Europe and northwest Africa].

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of...

Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Contains 4 compass roses in a circle centered in Italy to the north of Rome and half of a fifth on the trimmed center lef... more

Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land India ligen.

Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land India...

Relief shown pictorially. South America labeled in German, geographic features otherwise in Latin. Appears in the author's Cosmographei. Basel, Switzerland. 1550. Available also through the Library of Congress ... more

Portugalliae : que olim Lusitania, nouissima & exactissima descriptio /

Portugalliae : que olim Lusitania, nouissima & exactissima descriptio ...

"... anno MCCCCCLX." Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Text on verso. On verso: 14. Filed with Eastham Collection in... more

[San Juan de Ulúa /

[San Juan de Ulúa /

Ground plan of a projected fortress.

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coast of Spain and Portugal] /

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coas...

Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Fragmentary signature on upper right portion leading into neck reads "Io Placid...". Oriented with north to the right (in... more

S. Augustini : pars est terra Florida, sub latitudine 30 grad, ora vero maritima humilior est, lancinata et insulosa.

S. Augustini : pars est terra Florida, sub latitudine 30 grad, ora ver...

Scale not given. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Includes text in rectanglar cartouche. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 49 Available also through the Library of Congres... more

Description du pays armorique à pres Bretaigne.

Description du pays armorique à pres Bretaigne.

Scale ca. 1:1,100,000. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1

Asia.
Africa.

Africa.

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes, ill., and cartouche with text. Fold-lined. LC copy imperfect: Margin in upper and lower left ... more

Europae.

Europae.

Relief shown pictorially. Includes notes, ill., and cartouche with dedicaton and text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Fold-lined. LC copy imperfect: Margin in upper a... more

America.
Sunshū fuchū oshiro no zu.

Sunshū fuchū oshiro no zu.

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows the plan, and the layout of the Sunpujō castle in Shizuoka-shi, Japan. Ms. the copier and the date not known. Title from title piece mounted on cover. "Tōkyō Teikoku Daigaku zō... more

[Map of Mexico City and environs, showing some buildings] / Samuel Estradanus sculptist, Didac Cisneros inventor

[Map of Mexico City and environs, showing some buildings] / Samuel Est...

Engraving by Samuel Estradanus. Illus. in: Diego Cisneros' Sitio, naturaleza y propriedades dela Ciudad de Mexico (1618). Reference copy may be in Geog. File (Graphics) Mexico Mexico City. This record contains ... more

[Saint Brendan, 484-577, figurative map of St. Brendan's legendary voyage; shows Mass being said on the back of a whale]

[Saint Brendan, 484-577, figurative map of St. Brendan's legendary voy...

Repr. of engraving. Illus. in: Plautius, Caspar. Nova Typis ...1621, p. 13. Reference copy may be in LOT 4409A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Legends; Brend... more

Venezuela, cum parte Auftrali Novae Andalausiae.

Venezuela, cum parte Auftrali Novae Andalausiae.

Place names in Spanish. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies; 1 copy as of 07/27/98 Vault

[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

[Map of the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico].

[Map of the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico].

Relief shown pictorially. Shows coastal features, administrative districts, and settlements on the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison... more

Havana op 't Eyland Cvba.

Havana op 't Eyland Cvba.

Relief shown pictorially and by gradient tints. Shows aerial view of the port of Havana on the island of Cuba including buildings, ships, and fortifications. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinck... 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

Africae nova tabula /

Africae nova tabula /

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes watermark. Acquisitions control no. 6-85

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

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

Partie meridionale de l'Inde en deux presqu'isles l'une de ç̧à et l'autre de là le Gange /

Partie meridionale de l'Inde en deux presqu'isles l'une de ç̧à et l'au...

Shows India south of the tropic of Cancer and Southeast Asia, including Indochina, Sumatra, and western Borneo. Relief shown pictorially. Coordinates given from an unidentified prime meridian. Appears in his Ca... more

Le Bresil.

Le Bresil.

From his 1658 (i.e. 1660) Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (Phillips 4260). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Mexicque, ou Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvlle. Gallice, Iucatan &c. : et autres provinces jusques a l'Isthme de Panama, ou sont les Audiences de Mexico, de Guadalaiara, et de Guatimala /

Mexicque, ou Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvlle. Gallice, Iucatan &c. : et autr...

Appeared in Sanson's Cartes générales de la géographie ... 1676. Relief shown pictorially. Phillips, 486 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

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

Partie meridio. le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province de Mounster, et partie des prov.ces [sic] de Leinster, et Connaugh.

Partie meridio. le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province de Mounst...

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Partie septentr, le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province d'Ulster, et partie des prov.ces [sic] de Leinster, et Connaugh.

Partie septentr, le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province d'Ulster...

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La Russie Noire ou Polonaise : qui comprend les provinces de la Russie Noire de Volhynie et de Podolie divisées en leurs palatinats : vulgairement connües sous le nom d'Vkraine ou Pays de Cosaques /

La Russie Noire ou Polonaise : qui comprend les provinces de la Russie...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes legend titled "Remarques" and 9 bar scales. LC copy annotated in ink, laminated, and mounted on clot... more

Planta de la muy yllustre ciudad de los reyes corte del reino del Peru : [Lima] /

Planta de la muy yllustre ciudad de los reyes corte del reino del Peru...

Selected buildings shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, index, and col. ill.

[Chart of the Mediterranean, the coast of Portugal, and the northwest coast of Africa] /

[Chart of the Mediterranean, the coast of Portugal, and the northwest ...

Title devised by cataloguer. Oriented with north to the right. Contains 16 wind roses. Creator could be Giovanni Battista Cavallini, his son Pietro, or the Cavallini workshop. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 20. ... more

L'Asie, : Selon les nouvelles observations de Mess.rs de l'Academie des Sciences, etc. /

L'Asie, : Selon les nouvelles observations de Mess.rs de l'Academie de...

Relief shown pictorially. Insets maps: Kamchadka to Korea to Indo-China; Beijing, China to Yellow Sea. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

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

[Map of the Caribbean in French; 1686]

[Map of the Caribbean in French; 1686]

Engraving by Alexander Olivier Exquemelin. Illus. in: Histoire des Avanturiers, 1686, vol. 1, map at beginning of Chapter 1. Reference copy may be in LOT 4410 A. This record contains unverified, old data from c... more

A map of the improved part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America : begun by Wil. Penn, Proprietary & Governour thereof anno 1681 /

A map of the improved part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America ...

Shows rural landholders' names, lot lines, and proprietary manors. Map content (as of 1687) does not differ from earlier eds. Title from upper border. Statement of dedication at upper left:To the worthey Willia... more

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into countyes, townships, and lotts /

A mapp of ye improved part of Pensilvania in America, divided into cou...

Shows rural landholders' names and lots in Philadelphia, Chester, and Bucks Counties. First issue. From the Rosenwald Collection, no. 1308. Includes indexes of landholders, inset of "The City of Philadelphia, t... more

Peloponnesus hodie Moreæ Regnum : distincté divisum in omnes suas provincias, hodiernas atque veteres, cui et adiuguntur insulæ Cefalonia, Zante, Cerigo et St. Maura /

Peloponnesus hodie Moreæ Regnum : distincté divisum in omnes suas prov...

Relief shown pictorially. Originally printed on 3 sheets. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined, annotated in ink on verso: 22. Includes ill. of lion with enslaved human figures shown in embellished title cartouche. V... more

Totius Africæ accuratissima tabula /

Totius Africæ accuratissima tabula /

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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

[Maps of Bermuda, Iceland, Jan Mayen Island, and Newfoundland].

[Maps of Bermuda, Iceland, Jan Mayen Island, and Newfoundland].

Relief shown pictorially on some maps. Originally printed on 1 sheet. The maps appear on plate [166] in the author's Corso geografico universale. Venetia : A spefe dell' autore, 1692-[1694]. Available also thro... more

Mare mediterraneum, exhibens oras hispaniæ, galliæ, italiæ, mare hadriaticum, archipelagus, natoliam, ægyptum, levantam, barcam, tripolin, tunetanum, algeriam, fezzam, maurocum.

Mare mediterraneum, exhibens oras hispaniæ, galliæ, italiæ, mare hadri...

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Plan de la ville et du port de Nangasaki = Grond tékening van de stad en de haven van Nangaski.

Plan de la ville et du port de Nangasaki = Grond tékening van de stad ...

Relief shown pictorially. Gift; 2003; Summit Enterprises, Inc.; Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no.: 2003-080

A map of Asia : with its principal divisions /

A map of Asia : with its principal divisions /

Relief shown pictorially. "Longitude East from Ferro I." Includes table: Methodical divisions of Asia. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Deserta Aegypti, Thebaidis, Arabiae, Syriae etc. ubi accurata notata sunt loca inhabitata per Sanctos Patres Anachoretas /

Deserta Aegypti, Thebaidis, Arabiae, Syriae etc. ubi accurata notata s...

Relief shown pictorially. In upper right corner: II7. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Plano de la Ia. y Pto. de Sta. Cathalina en la costa del Brasil sitdo. en su punta del norte y boca del puerto en 27 gs. 28 ms. latd. sur, 327 gs. 36 ms. longd., meridiano de Tenerife.

Plano de la Ia. y Pto. de Sta. Cathalina en la costa del Brasil sitdo....

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north to the right. Prime meridian: Tenerife. Watermark: I. Honig & Zoonen. Watermark dated from 1737-87. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted o... more

Plano y explicación del Real Astillero de la Habana en la ysla de Cuba y de sus inmediaciones.

Plano y explicación del Real Astillero de la Habana en la ysla de Cuba...

Oriented with north toward the lower left. Watermark: C. & I. Honig. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 354 Indexed. Maggs number annotated in pencil in lower right ma... more

Nova et accurata tabula episcopatvvm Stavangeriensis, Bergensis et Asloiensis /

Nova et accurata tabula episcopatvvm Stavangeriensis, Bergensis et Asl...

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Ducatus Luxemburgi.

Ducatus Luxemburgi.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 2 copies. Vault

Plan de l'Ile a Vache & coste de St. Domingue de puis la pointe de l'Abacou iusquau cap de l'est d'Yaquin /

Plan de l'Ile a Vache & coste de St. Domingue de puis la pointe de l'A...

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Includes col. ill. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 459 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

Carte exacte de toutes les provinces, villes, bourgs, villages et rivières du vaste et puissant empire de la Chine : faite par les ambassadeurs hollandois dans leur voyage de Batavia à Peking /

Carte exacte de toutes les provinces, villes, bourgs, villages et rivi...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ill. LC copy annotated in ink on verso: 95. 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. 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

Regni et insulæ Hiberniæ delineatio in qua sont Lagenia, Ultonia, Connachia et Momonia provenciæ.

Regni et insulæ Hiberniæ delineatio in qua sont Lagenia, Ultonia, Conn...

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Imperium Romano-Germanicum.

Imperium Romano-Germanicum.

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

Regni et insulæ Hiberniæ delineatio in qua sont Lagenia, Ultonia, Connachia et Momonia provenciæ.

Regni et insulæ Hiberniæ delineatio in qua sont Lagenia, Ultonia, Conn...

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Europe.

Europe.

"Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, John Bowles & Son in Cornhil, & Robt. Sayer in Fleetstreet." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

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

Descripción del Río Tigris desde Canton hasta la Ysla de Lankeet.

Descripción del Río Tigris desde Canton hasta la Ysla de Lankeet.

Relief shown pictorially and by shading and form lines. Depths shown by soundings. Watermarks: J. Honig & Zoonen; and, Strasburg fleur-de-lis over the characters JH & Z. Watermark dated from 1737-87. Pen-and-in... more