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Maryland (US: (listen) MERR-ə-lənd) is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English Queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary, who was the wife of King Charles I.

Sixteen of Maryland's twenty-three counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, border the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and its many tributaries, which combined total more than 4,000 miles of shoreline. Although one of the smallest states in the U.S., it features a variety of climates and topographical features that have earned it the moniker of America in Miniature. In a similar vein, Maryland's geography, culture, and history combine elements of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Southern regions of the country.

Before its coastline was explored by Europeans in the 16th century, Maryland was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans, mostly by the Algonquin, and to a lesser degree by the Iroquois and Sioux. As one of the original Thirteen Colonies of Great Britain Maryland was founded by George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, a Catholic convert who sought to provide a religious haven for Catholics persecuted in England. In 1632, Charles I of England granted Lord Baltimore a colonial charter, naming the colony after his wife, Queen Mary (Henrietta Maria of France). Unlike the Pilgrims and Puritans, who rejected Catholicism in their settlements, Lord Baltimore envisioned a colony where people of different religious sects would coexist under the principle of toleration. Accordingly, in 1649 the Maryland General Assembly passed an Act Concerning Religion, which enshrined this principle by penalizing anyone who "reproached" a fellow Marylander based on religious affiliation. Nevertheless, religious strife was common in the early years, and Catholics remained a minority, albeit in greater numbers than in any other English colony.

Maryland's early settlements and population centers clustered around rivers and other waterways that empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Its economy was heavily plantation-based and centered mostly on the cultivation of tobacco. Britain's need for cheap labor led to a rapid expansion of indentured servants, penal labor, and African slaves. In 1760, Maryland's current boundaries took form following the settlement of a long-running border dispute with Pennsylvania. Maryland was an active participant in the events leading up to the American Revolution, and by 1776, its delegates signed the Declaration of Independence. Many of its citizens subsequently played key political and military roles in the war. In 1790, the state ceded land for the establishment of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C.

Although then a slave state, Maryland remained in the Union during the American Civil War, its strategic location giving it a significant role in the conflict. After the war, Maryland took part in the Industrial Revolution, driven by its seaports, railroad networks, and mass immigration from Europe. Since the Second World War, the state's population has grown rapidly, to approximately six million residents, and it is among the most densely populated U.S. states. As of 2015, Maryland had the highest median household income of any state, owing in large part to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and a highly diversified economy spanning manufacturing, services, higher education, and biotechnology. The state's central role in U.S. history is reflected by its hosting of some of the highest numbers of historic landmarks per capita.

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Virginia / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captan [sic] John Smith, 1606; graven by William Hole

Virginia / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captan [sic] John Smith, ...

Map showing Chesapeake Bay area and Indian place names with inset of Powhatan, and a Susquehanna Indian / John Smith.

[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

Virginia and Maryland as it is planted and inhabited this present year 1670 /

Virginia and Maryland as it is planted and inhabited this present year...

Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes cartouche, portait of Augustine Herrman, text, and ill. 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. 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

Nouvelle carte de la Caroline

Nouvelle carte de la Caroline

Relief shown pictorially. Covers collectively the region with Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and a portion of Maryland. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site a... More

[Survey of Annapolis].

[Survey of Annapolis].

Scale 1:3,960; "Scale of 20 perches on an inch." Manuscript, pen and ink. Imperfect: Deteriorated along fold lines. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text and n... More

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

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 new and accurate map of Virginia & Maryland : laid down from surveys and regulated astronl. observatns

A new and accurate map of Virginia & Maryland : laid down from surveys...

Plate no. 61 of the author's A complete atlas, or distinct views of the world. 1752. Phillips 614 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift; From the collection of Dr. Gera... More

Part of Georgetown, Maryland /

Part of Georgetown, Maryland /

Cadastral survey map of area bounded by 33rd St., M St., Wisconsin Av. N.W., and the Georgetown waterfront, Washington D.C. Does not show ownership. Relief shown by hachures. Red ink, black ink, and blue wash. ... More

A new and accurate map of Virginia & Maryland

A new and accurate map of Virginia & Maryland

Scale ca. 1:1,150,000. "No. 61." From the author's A complete atlas or distinct view of the known world. 1752. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1379 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site a... More

A new and accurate map of Virginia & Maryland

A new and accurate map of Virginia & Maryland

Scale ca. 1:1,150,000. Hand colored. "No. 61." From the author's A complete atlas or distinct view of the known world. 1752. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1379 Available also through the Library of Congr... More

A general plan of Annapolis Royal

A general plan of Annapolis Royal

Scale 1:4,800; 400 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north toward the lower left. Has watermark. Indexed for points of inte... More

Captain Snow's sketch.

Captain Snow's sketch.

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially. Shows location of forts, western Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, northern Maryland, Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary line, and "Road to Philade... More

Captain Snow's scetch of the country by himself, and the best accounts he could receive from the Indian traders.

Captain Snow's scetch of the country by himself, and the best accounts...

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Shows location of forts, western Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, northern Maryland, Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary line, and "... More

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole prov...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Curratuck Inlet. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Right Honourable, George Dunk Earl of Halifax ..." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 142... More

Partie de l'Amérique septentrionale, qui comprend le cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle. Angleterre, la Nlle York, le New Jersey, la Pensylvanie, le Maryland, la Virginie, la Caroline.

Partie de l'Amérique septentrionale, qui comprend le cours de l'Ohio, ...

Scale ca. 1:3,000,000. Title on verso: "Cours de l'Ohyo." Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Covers the area from the Great Lakes to South Carolina and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River. Sho... More

Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland.

Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland.

Scale ca. 1:880,000. First state. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows Virginia, Maryland, and "De La War counties." The first state is described in Joshua Fry's The Fry & Jefferson map of Virginia and... More

Carte de la baye de Chesapeack et pays voisins,

Carte de la baye de Chesapeack et pays voisins,

Scale ca. 1:2,300,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Tom. XIV." "No. 8." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

A general map of the middle British colonies in America: Viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut, and Rhode-Island: Of Aquanishuonîgy the country of the Confederate Indians comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper, their places of residence, Ohio and Thuchsochruntie their deer hunting countries, Couchsachrage and Skaniadarade their beaver hunting countries, of the Lakes Erie, Ontario, and Champlain, exhibiting the antient and present seats of the Indian nations.

A general map of the middle British colonies in America: Viz. Virginia...

Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially. Includes historical notes, text, 3 distance charts, and inset of "A sketch of the remaining part of Ohio R... More

Carte de la Louisiane, Maryland, Virginie, Caroline, Georgie, avec une partie de la Floride.

Carte de la Louisiane, Maryland, Virginie, Caroline, Georgie, avec une...

Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Manuscript no. "117," in ink, on verso. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1386 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a rast... More

A general map of the middle British colonies in America: Viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Of Aquanishuonigy the country of the confederate Indians comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper, their places of residence, Ohio and Thuchsochruntie their deer hunting countries, Couchsachrage and Skaniadarade their beaver hunting countries, of the Lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain, and of part of New France: Wherein is also shewn the antient and present seats of the Indian nations;

A general map of the middle British colonies in America: Viz. Virginia...

Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "West longitude from London" and "from Philadelphia." Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 712 Available also through the Library of Congress... More

A general map of the middle British colonies in America: Viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut, and Rhode-Island: Of Aquanishuonîgy the country of the Confederate Indians comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper, their places of residence, Ohio and Tuchsochruntie their deer hunting countries, Couchsachrage and Skaniadarade, their beaver hunting countries, of the Lakes Erie, Ontario, and Champlain, ... exhibiting the antient and present seats of the Indian nations.

A general map of the middle British colonies in America: Viz. Virginia...

Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: London and Philadelphia. Relief shown pictorially. Includes numerous notes, especially concerning inland water communications and natural resources, 3 distan... More

Karte von der Bay Chesapeack und den benachbarten Landen zur Allegemeinen Historie der Reisen aus den besten englændischen Karten gezogen.

Karte von der Bay Chesapeack und den benachbarten Landen zur Allegemei...

Scale ca. 1:2,300,000. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Paris. LC copy annotated: Ml. 25 0'00. "No. 11." "T.XVI.C." From Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande. 1758. v. 16, p. 538. Availab... More

Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali.

Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali.

Scales differ. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Sheet title in Latin and German. Individual map titles and text in German. Maps in English and German. From the authors' Atlas geographicvs maior, 1753-59 ... More

Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali.

Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali.

Scales vary. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Sheet title in Latin and German. Individual map titles and text in German. Maps in English and German. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 83 Differs from o... More

[Property survey of tracts and land grants in part of Maryland near Tiber Creek, now central Washington D.C.].

[Property survey of tracts and land grants in part of Maryland near Ti...

Cadastral map covering tracts named Jamaca, Port Royal, Burns Neglect, Elenor, Gleenings, Gordons Meddows, Knock, Houp Yard, and Cern Abbey Mannor. "Beginning of 'Cern Abbey Mannor' being a resurvey on Duddingt... More

[Property survey of that part of Prince Georges County, Maryland, later to become central Washington D.C.].

[Property survey of that part of Prince Georges County, Maryland, late...

Cadastral survey of tracts identified as Duddington Manor, New Troy, Gordons Meadows, Gleanings, Elinor, Bealls Leveles, Duddington Pasture, etc. Photocopy of ms. survey map. Oriented with north to the right. O... More

A new and accurate map of the provinces of Pensilvania, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.

A new and accurate map of the provinces of Pensilvania, Virginia, Mary...

Scale ca. 1:4,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. From The American gazetteer. v. 3. Includes descriptive notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Carte de la Virginie Mari-land &a.

Carte de la Virginie Mari-land &a.

Scale ca. 1:2,300,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Tome I, no. 35." From the author's Le petit atlas maritime. 1764. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1437 Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... More

A general map of the middle British colonies in America viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New York, Connecticut & Rhode-Island: Of Aquanishuonigy the country of the confederate Indians comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper, their places of residence, Ohio & Thuchsochruntie their deer hunting countries, Couchsachrage & Skaniadarade their beaver hunting countries, of the Lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain. Wherein is also shewn the antient & present seats of the Indian nations; carefully copied from the original published at Philadelphia,

A general map of the middle British colonies in America viz. Virginia,...

Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. Cover titles: An analysis of a map of the middle British colonies in America. Middle British colonies in America. Hand colored. Prime meridian: London and Philadelphia. Relief shown picto... More

A plan of the west line or parallel of latitude, which is the boundary between the provinces of Maryland and Pensylvania : a plan of the boundary lines between the province of Maryland and the Three Lower Counties on Delaware with part of the parallel of latitude which is the boundary between the provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania /

A plan of the west line or parallel of latitude, which is the boundary...

Shows the Mason and Dixon line. Relief shown pictorially. First part of title appears at left margin, second part at right margin. Originally issued on 2 sheets. Available also through the Library of Congress W... More

Potomack /

Potomack /

Covers the Potomac River (estuary and river), its tributaries, and the Rappahannock River. Also covers "The Northern Neck of Virginia". Title from annotation on verso. Gift; Robert Lee Brown, Woodville, Va.; Oc... More

Plan of Charles Town, Maryland.

Plan of Charles Town, Maryland.

Cadastral survey map showing lot/tract lines, lot numbers, public lands, street names, and some acreages. Relief shown by form lines. Also shows "The Lord Properiators [sic] two lots." Oriented with north towar... More

A general map of the middle British colonies in America, viz. Virginia, Maryland, Deleware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New York, Connecticut & Rhode Island: Of Aquanishuonigy the country of the confederate Indians comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper, their places of residence, Ohio & Thuchsochruntie their deer hunting countries, Couchsachrage & Skaniadarade their beaver hunting countries, of the Lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain. Wherein is also shewn the antient & present seats of the Indian nations.

A general map of the middle British colonies in America, viz. Virginia...

Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "West longitude from London" and "from Philadelphia." Differs from other copies in absence of Connecticut River north of "Great Falls." Also ... More

A general map of the middle British colonies in America, viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New York, Connecticut & Rhode Island: Of Aquanishuonigy the country of the confederate Indians comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper, their places of residence, Ohio & Thuchsochruntie their deer hunting countries, Couchsachrage & Skaniadarade their beaver hunting countries, of the Lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain. Wherein is also shewn the antient & present seats of the Indian nations.

A general map of the middle British colonies in America, viz. Virginia...

Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "West longitude from London" and "from Philadelphia." Differs from other copies in absence of Connecticut River north of "Great Falls." Diffe... More

Map of proposed roads through the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, the northeastern part of Maryland, and the northern part of Delaware

Map of proposed roads through the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, t...

Scale ca. 1:506,880. Title from LC's Trails bibliography, no. 131. Hand colored. LC copy annotated in ink to show additional roads and place-names. Appears in American Philosophical Society Transaction. 1771. v... More

A general map of the middle British colonies in America, viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New York, Connecticut & Rhode-Island: of Aquanishuonigy the country of the confederate Indians comprehending Aquanishuonigy proper, their places of residence, Ohio & Thuchsochruntie their deer hunting countries, Couchsachrage & Skaniadarade their beaver hunting countries, of the Lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain. Wherein is also shewn the antient & present seats of the Indian nations. Carefully copied from the original published at Philadelphia, by Mr. Lewis Evans.

A general map of the middle British colonies in America, viz. Virginia...

Scale ca. 1:2,250,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "West longitude from London" and "from Philadelphia." Differs from other copies in absence of Connecticut River north of "Great Falls." Also ... More

United States Congress, 1774-82, List of Dated Topics: "Resolution of Order," Maryland Affairs; Post Office, Admiralty, etc.

United States Congress, 1774-82, List of Dated Topics: "Resolution of ...

List of Dated Topics: "Resolution of Order," Maryland Affairs; Post Office, Admiralty, etc.

To the Citizens of Annapolis, Januarz 11, 1775. A hand-bill for the most infernal and dastardly purpose, of glutting private revenge with the sacrifice of a few individuals, is now industriously circulated in a particular part of this country ..

To the Citizens of Annapolis, Januarz 11, 1775. A hand-bill for the mo...

Imprint 3. 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 28, Folder 4.

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole prov...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Curratuck Inlet. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Right Honourable, George Dunk Earl of Halifax ... " "Printed for Robt. Sayer at No. 53 in F... More

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole prov...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Curratuck Inlet. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Right Honourable, George Dunk Earl of Halifax ... " "Printed for Robt. Sayer at No. 53 in F... More

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland : with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina /

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole prov...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Curratuck Inlet. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Right Honourable, George Dunk Earl of Halifax ... " "Printed for Robt. Sayer at No. 53 in F... More

Map of the maritime parts of Virginia exhibiting the seat of war and of Ld. Dunmore's depredations in that colony.

Map of the maritime parts of Virginia exhibiting the seat of war and o...

Scale ca. 1:700,000. Hand colored. "For the Pennsa. Mag. p. 184." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1442 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

[Map of the country between and bordering the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay, showing roads to Philadelphia and localities.

[Map of the country between and bordering the Delaware River and Chesa...

Scale ca. 1:670,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' List of maps of America. Manuscript, pen and ink and pencil. Label on verso has title: Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey showing roads. LC M... More

A new and accurate chart of the Bay of Chesapeake, with all the shoals, channels, islands, entrances, soundings, and sailing-marks, as far as the navigable part of the rivers Patowmack, Patapsco and north-east.

A new and accurate chart of the Bay of Chesapeake, with all the shoals...

Scale ca. 1:250,000. Soundings shown in fathoms. "Drawn from several draughts made by the most experienced navigators, chiefly from those of Anthony Smith, pilot of St. Marys; and compared with the modern surve... More

Thomas Jefferson, June-July 1776, Map of Action at Gwyn's Island, Chesapeake Bay
Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1776. This morning Congress received the following letter from General Washington. Head-Quarters, Nowtown, 27th Dec. 1776. Sir I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of an enterprize, which I had formed ag

Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1776. This morning Congress received the following...

Cm. Imperfect. Lower part of page wanting.; Wroth 385.; 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 Co... More

A general map of the middle British colonies, in America. Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware counties, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and of the greatest part of New England, as also of the bordering parts of the province of Quebec, improved from several surveys made after the late war, and corrected from Governor Pownall's late map 1776.

A general map of the middle British colonies, in America. Containing V...

Scale ca. 1:2,300,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "The seat of war in the middle British colonies, containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware counties, &ca." Inset: A sketch of the upper parts of ... More

A general map of the middle British colonies, in America. Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware counties, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and the greatest part of New England, as also of the bordering parts of the province of Quebec, improved from several surveys made after the late war, and corrected from Governor Pownall's late map 1776.

A general map of the middle British colonies, in America. Containing V...

Scale ca. 1:2,300,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "The seat of war in the middle British colonies, containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware counties, & ca." Inset: A sketch of the upper parts of... More

Virginie, Maryland en 2 feuilles par Fry et Jefferson

Virginie, Maryland en 2 feuilles par Fry et Jefferson

Scale ca. 1:660,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Planche 2e." Shows Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the southern portions of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Appears in the author's Atlas amériquain ... More

A sketch of the navigation from Swan Pt. to the River Elk at the head of Chesapeak Bay. Sketch of the River Elk, at the head of Chesapeak Bay.

A sketch of the navigation from Swan Pt. to the River Elk at the head ...

Scale ca. 1:72,000 and ca. 1:30,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Annotated in handwriting of Admiral Lord Howe: By Mr. Hunter, master of the Eagle. Depths shown by soundings. Navigable channels outl... More

Baltimore, April 18. The following resolves, with his Excellency the Governor's proclamation, reflect so much honour on this infant state, and so clearly manifest the justice and dignity of its rulers, that I think it my duty to present them to

Baltimore, April 18. The following resolves, with his Excellency the G...

Imprint 3. 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 28, Folder 11.

By the State of Maryland. A declaration Whereas the General Assembly of Maryland hath heretofore resolved "That the Delegates of this State should be instructed, to remonstrate to the Congress, that this state esteem it essentially necessary for

By the State of Maryland. A declaration Whereas the General Assembly o...

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 28, Folder 14.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina; comprehending the River Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the River Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the Lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers,

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, an...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Includes descriptive and historical notes. Supplements the author's A topographical descri... More

Carte de la baie de Chesapeake et de la partie navigable des rivières, James, York, Patowmack, Patuxen, Patapsco, North-East, Choptank et Pokomack.

Carte de la baie de Chesapeake et de la partie navigable des rivières,...

Scale ca. 1:525,000. Oriented with north to the right. Depths shown by soundings. "14." From the author's Neptune americo-septentrional contenant les côtes. 1778-80. Includes text and inset "Plan de la Baie Her... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. LC copy annotated in ink. One annotation shows "Indian line as of treaty in 1784." Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Includes historical a... More

This map of the peninsula between Delaware & Chesopeak Bays, with the said bays and shores adjacent drawn from the most accurate surveys.

This map of the peninsula between Delaware & Chesopeak Bays, with the ...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Prime meridian: Philadelphia. Inscribed "To the American Philosophical Society." Hand colored. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1376 Availab... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,300,000. Hand colored. Annotated in ink. One annotation shows where "Genr. Wayne defeated the Indians Augt. 20, 1794." Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Lo... More

Prattle / MD.

Prattle / MD.

Print shows a full-length portrait of a man, right profile, holding hat in right hand. Includes inscription below which expresses the opinion of the character depicted regarding the progress of the war in Ameri... More

A view of the entrance of the gut of Annapolis Royal

A view of the entrance of the gut of Annapolis Royal

Print shows distant view of cliffs at the entrance to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, with ships in the foreground. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Gre... More

Chart showing the depth of the James and York rivers as they enter Chesapeake Bay, with towns adjacent.

Chart showing the depth of the James and York rivers as they enter Che...

Scale ca. 1:200,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 227. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the right. Shows settlements, points of interest, and aids to navigation. Avail... More

The Colonial Gazette. Oct. 1781. Supplement Num. 39. Letter from Gen. Washington to the Governor of Maryland, announcing the surrender of Cornwallis

The Colonial Gazette. Oct. 1781. Supplement Num. 39. Letter from Gen. ...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4412 K. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Ville, port, et rade de Baltimore dans le Maryland.

[Ville, port, et rade de Baltimore dans le Maryland.

Scale ca. 1:26,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title from manuscript label on verso as originally mounted. Relief shown by shading. Shows fortifications, troop encampments, and roads from "White Ma... More

Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline Septle. la rivière d'Ohio, et toutes celles qui s'y jettent, partie de la Rivière Mississippi, tout le cours de la rivière de Illinois, le Lac Erie, partie des Lacs Huron et Michigan &. toutes les contrées qui bordent ces lacs et rivières,

Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline ...

Scale ca. 1:2,500,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Translation of Thomas Hutchins' New map of the western part of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Mar... More

Maryland sc. Know all men by these presents, that we [blank] of [blank] county, are held and firmly bound unto the state of Maryland, in the full and just sum of [blank] gold currency, to be paid to the said state of Maryland ... [n. p. 1781].

Maryland sc. Know all men by these presents, that we [blank] of [blank...

Bond in blank filled in in mss. for Mark Alexandor and dated Oct. 18 1801. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Epheme... More

[Côte de York-town à Boston:  Marches de l'armée.

[Côte de York-town à Boston: Marches de l'armée.

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Title from manuscript label on verso as originally mounted. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Key map of the route of march of Comte de Roc... More

Catherine "Kitty" Floyd, bust portrait miniature, facing slightly right

Catherine "Kitty" Floyd, bust portrait miniature, facing slightly righ...

Gold-cased oval portrait miniature in velvet-lined container. Presented to the Library of Congress on June 15, 1977, by Rear Admiral Schuyler N. Pyne, U.S.N. Retired, of Annapolis, Md., a descendant of Catherine Floyd.

Peace, liberty, and independence. Philadelphia, March 24, 1783. His Most Christian Majesty's Cutter the Triumph, commanded by the Chevalier Duquesne, arrived this morning, in 36 days from Cadiz. By her we have the following very agreeable and im

Peace, liberty, and independence. Philadelphia, March 24, 1783. His Mo...

Imprint 3. 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 28, Folder 17.

Map of landholdings in the part of Prince George's County (Md.) that is now central Washington D.C.

Map of landholdings in the part of Prince George's County (Md.) that i...

Shows landholdings as of "1784." Depths shown by soundings. Pen-and-ink (black and purple) on tracing linen. Title devised by cataloger. Probably traced by Joseph M. Toner from the original map by Beatty and Or... More

Eine grausame geschichte, oder ein lied von einem mörder, Philip Bebel, welcher gewohnt hat in Maryland, nicht weit von Friedrick-Taun, an der Pfeif-Kriek und hat Ausgangs April, 1785, eine fray, welche schwanger war und 4 kinder mit einer Urt e

Eine grausame geschichte, oder ein lied von einem mörder, Philip Bebel...

In verse.; Bebel, Philip.; Verse.; Not in Evans.; Imprint 3 gennu. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Colle... More

To his excellency the Governor, and the honorable council of the State of Maryland. The address of the subscribers, inhabitants of  ... county, sheweth That the present circumstances of the people of this county, compel us to apply to  you, in w

To his excellency the Governor, and the honorable council of the State...

Paper - money.; 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 28, Folder 20.

[Map of military lots, tracts, patents, etc. in western Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland]

[Map of military lots, tracts, patents, etc. in western Allegany and G...

Scale ca. 1:40,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Has watermarks. "The whole amount of lots, 4163. Settled and improved, 635. Unimproved, 3520." "The patent tracts ar... More

U.S. Reports: Donaldson v. Chambers, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 100 (1788)

U.S. Reports: Donaldson v. Chambers, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 100 (1788)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 2; Dallas Volume 2; September Term, 1788; Donaldson versus Chambers

U.S. Reports: Thompson v. Young, 1 U.S. (1 Dall.) 294 (1788)

U.S. Reports: Thompson v. Young, 1 U.S. (1 Dall.) 294 (1788)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 1; Dallas Volume 1; June Term, 1788; Thompson versus Young

[Cartouche showing cherubs celebrating the founding of the new nation] / Cornelius Tiebout sculp.

[Cartouche showing cherubs celebrating the founding of the new nation]...

Print shows cherubs unrolling a scroll inscribed "New Map of the States of Georgia South and North Carolina Virginia and Maryland including the Spanish Provinces of West and East Florida from the latest surveys... More

To the public. Friends and fellow-citizens In times of election the best charactes are frequently most basely slandered, for the purposes of party; hence it is a hand-bill appeared yesterday morning, signed Tom Plain-Truth in order to prejudice

To the public. Friends and fellow-citizens In times of election the be...

Campaign.; Imprint 3. 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 28, Folder 27.

Agreed that the principles and designs of men are to be tried by their actions. "I thank thee, Jew, I have thee on the hip." 1. Has Mr. William Smith denied any one of the facts stated in the queries? No- If he had denied them, they could be pro

Agreed that the principles and designs of men are to be tried by their...

Smith, William.; Campaign.; Imprint 3. 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 28, Folder 28.

Queries, to the voters of Baltimore County. [Signed] Antismithites, January- 1789. [Baltimore: Printed by William Goddard? 1789]

Queries, to the voters of Baltimore County. [Signed] Antismithites, Ja...

Printed into columns.; A series of queries designed to cause the voters of Baltimore to vote against William Smith as a member of Congress.; Evans 22087. Available also through the Library of Congress web site... More

To the voters of Maryland. On Monday next, you are to elect six representatives in Congress; but your choice is limitted [limited] to the characters mentioned in the two tickets proposed by the late meeting at Annapolis, and by Baltimore-Town ..

To the voters of Maryland. On Monday next, you are to elect six repres...

Campaign.; Imprint 3. 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 28, Folder 29.

Plan of part of the city of Washington on which is exhibited the division of lots : made under a commission from the High Court of Chancery of the state of Maryland and directed to Dan'l Carroll of Duddington, Thomas Peter, and Nicholas King.

Plan of part of the city of Washington on which is exhibited the divis...

Cadastral map showing block and lot numbers in the area of Northwest D.C. bounded by N, Ninth, G, and Fifteenth streets. Pen-and-ink, lead-pencil, and watercolor. Indexed for and color-coded to landowners' name... More

... An act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act of the State of Maryland. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and Joh Swaine, 1791.].

... An act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act of the S...

Caption title: At head of title: Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.; Signed:... More

An act to continue an act intituled, "And act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the states of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Provedence plantations." so far as the same respects the states of Georgia …

An act to continue an act intituled, "And act declaring the assent of ...

Page Order: Leaflet 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 216, Folder 2a.

The Chesapeak ticket. First distridt. Philip Key. Second district. Joshua Seney, Third district William Pinckney. Fourth district Samuel Sterett. Fifth district, William V. Murray. Sixth district. Upton Sheredine. [1791?]

The Chesapeak ticket. First distridt. Philip Key. Second district. Jos...

Imprint 2 md.; Campaign. 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 28, Folder 32.

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