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Johannes Staden arrives at unknown island and finds Portugese already there. Supraway, 18 miles from S. Vincentii Insula

Johannes Staden arrives at unknown island and finds Portugese already ...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, page 10. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

S[i]r: This is minuts of the fort at Crown Point and of the redouts built round it; which I took on the mountain to the west of Crown Point abt. a miles distance.

S[i]r: This is minuts of the fort at Crown Point and of the redouts bu...

Scale ca. 1:6,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermarks. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, limites et etablissements françois et anglois,

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, limites e...

Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Hand colored. First French ed. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 45 Includes text and inset "Nouvelle carte de la baye d'Hudson et de Labrador selon les derni... more

A view of Cape Rouge or Carouge, nine miles above the City of Quebec on the north shore of the river St. Laurence - from this place 1500 chosen troops at the break of day fell down the river on the ebb of tide to the place of landing 13 Sept. 1759 Vue de Cap Rouge vulgairement Carouge, a 9 miles au dessus de la ville de Québec - sur le bord septentrional de la riviere de St. Laurent - c'est de Carouge que 1500 himmes de troupes choisies descendirent avec la marée au lieu de debarquement 13 Sept. 1759 / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth ; engraved by Peter Mazell.

A view of Cape Rouge or Carouge, nine miles above the City of Quebec o...

Print shows a ship on the Saint Lawrence River with a rowboat of troops disembarking at a point above the city of Québec.

[Plat of a survey of 2,314 acres of land, being the first large bottom on the east side of the Ohio River, 3 or 4 miles below the mouth, a portion of which is divided into 17 lots]

[Plat of a survey of 2,314 acres of land, being the first large bottom...

Scale ca. 1:20,000. Title from Lawrence Martin's The George Washington atlas. 1932. Cover title: George Washington; survey of land in Ohio, a grant from the Colony of Virginia to Washington for military service... more

A map of 100 miles round Boston.

A map of 100 miles round Boston.

Relief shown pictorially. Hand col. From the Gentleman's magazine, v. 45, June 1775. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

The Country twenty five miles round New York,

The Country twenty five miles round New York,

Scale ca. 1:220,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Published according to act of Parliament, 1st November, 1776, by W. Hawkes ... " Shows radial distances. Includes "Chronological table of the most i... more

The country twenty five miles round New York,

The country twenty five miles round New York,

Scale ca. 1:220,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Published according to Act of Parliament, 21st November, 1776, by W. Hawkes ... " Shows radial distances. Includes "Chronological table of the most ... more

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages, et etablissements françois et anglois,

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages,...

Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Hand colored. Second impression of 3d French ed. Relief shown pictorially. Title in French and German. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 49 Includes text and inset "Nouvelle carte de l... more

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages, et etablissements françois et anglois,

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages,...

Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Hand colored. Sixth impression of 3d French ed. Relief shown pictorially. Title in French and German. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 52 Includes text and inset "Nouvelle carte de la... more

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages et etablissements françois et anglois,

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages ...

Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Hand colored. Dual impression of 3d French ed. Relief shown pictorially. Title in French and German. Formerly in collection of the French geographer Henri Vignaud. LC Maps of North Americ... more

View of the west bank of the Hudson's River 3 miles above Still Water, upon which the army under the command of Lt. General Burgoyne, took post on the 20th Sepr. 1777 (shewing General Frazer's funeral) / Barlow sculp.

View of the west bank of the Hudson's River 3 miles above Still Water,...

Print shows a panoramic view of three hills along the west bank of the Hudson River in New York.

The country twenty-five miles round London : planned from a scale of one mile to an inch /

The country twenty-five miles round London : planned from a scale of o...

Relief shown by hachures. "The scale around the map is divided into statute miles east and west from the meridian of London, and north & south from the parallel of the same place, which is in Lat 51°30'." Londo... more

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages et etablissements françois et anglois,

Amérique septentrionale avec les routes, distances en miles, villages ...

Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Hand colored. Third impression of 3d French ed. Relief shown pictorially. Title in French and German. From the publisher's Atlas Amériquain septentrionale. 1778-[i.e.1792] no. 5-8. LC Map... more

A view of the falls of Schuylkill, 5 miles from Philadelphia / J. Hoffman del. ; C. Tiebout.

A view of the falls of Schuylkill, 5 miles from Philadelphia / J. Hoff...

Print shows the Schuylkill River with houses and farms along the banks. Title from item. Illus. in: New York Magazine, 1793 (May). Reference copy in LOT 4384-C.

To the citizens of America, and especially those of Philadelphia ... [Signed:] Vitis Gallo-Americana. Spring-Mill, 13 miles N. N. W. of Philadelphia, August 18, 1797. [Philadelphia, 1797].

To the citizens of America, and especially those of Philadelphia ... [...

Removed from the Papers of E. C. Genet.; On verso: 315842, 4F65 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collect... more

For sale, an agreeable, convenient, and valuable country seat, situated on the main road, in the pleasant, healthy and growing village of Jamaica, distant only twelve miles from New-York ... Brooklyn, Printed by Thomas Kirk [1802].

For sale, an agreeable, convenient, and valuable country seat, situate...

Signed: E. C. Genet. Jamaica, Dec. 20, 1802. (Removed from the Genet Papers).; On verso: 315842 4 F 65. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as ful... more

A new and accurate map of the country for twenty five miles round the University of Oxford : exhibiting all the direct and cross roads, the hills, vales, woods, rivers, canals, towns, villages, hamlets, parks, and seats of the nobility & gentry : from the latest surveys and observations /

A new and accurate map of the country for twenty five miles round the ...

Relief shown by hachures. Also covers county of Oxfordshire and adjacent regions. Statement of dedication at upper right: To the Vice Chancellor ... in the University of Oxford ... this map is most respectfully... more

Capture of Washington [Cut] On Wednesday, August 24, there was a severe action at Bladensburgh, six miles from the Capitol. "Baltimore has acquired immortal honor by the brave resistance of Commodore Barney, his sailors and the bold volunteers."

Capture of Washington [Cut] On Wednesday, August 24, there was a sever...

Positive Photostat.; Verse.; War of 1812- Ballads. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Co... more

About 2 miles W. of S[panish] T[own], Jam[ai]ca, Blue and Liguanea M[ou]nt[ain]s

About 2 miles W. of S[panish] T[own], Jam[ai]ca, Blue and Liguanea M[o...

Drawing shows a person riding a horse along a road with mountains in the distance. Title from item verso and finding aid. Notation on recto: Road light, sky grey, the mo[untai]ns darker. Unpublished finding aid... more

Map of 24 miles round the city of Bath /

Map of 24 miles round the city of Bath /

Relief shown by hachures. Also covers Bristol city region. Hand col. to show county boundaries and estate parks. Sectioned to 24 panels to enable folding. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site... more

Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen hundred of the principal ports and places in the world, with their bearings per compass, and their distances expressed in geographical miles, from the city of Washington /

Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen...

Includes text, compass rose, and ill. of Capitol. LC copy halved and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 149 Vault DCP

Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen hundred of the principal ports and places in the world, with their bearings per compass, and their distances expressed in geographical miles, from the city of Washington /

Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen...

"Entered according to Act of Congress the 3rd day of April 1827, by P. Hawkes of the State of Pennsylvania." Includes text, compass rose, and ill. of Capitol. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ... more

Mitchell's map of the United States : showing the principal travelling turnpike and common roads, on which are given the distances in miles from one place to another, also the courses of the canals & rail roads throughout the country, carefully compiled from the best authorities.

Mitchell's map of the United States : showing the principal travelling...

Shows longitude west from Greenwich and Washington. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835, by S. Augustus Mitchell ..." The paper edition of this map appears in Bishop Davenport's A New Gazett... more

The village of Flushing, Queens County, L.I. : nine miles east of the city of New York : lat. 40° 45ʹ 1ʺN, lon. 73° 09ʹ 58ʺW /

The village of Flushing, Queens County, L.I. : nine miles east of the ...

Cadastral map of the incorporated village of Flushing showing lot lines, dimensions, buildings (residential/non-residential), landholders' names, marshlands, and village boundary. Oriented with north to the lef... more

Chester Wharf 20 miles below Philadelphia on the Delaware, July 27, 1846

Chester Wharf 20 miles below Philadelphia on the Delaware, July 27, 18...

Drawing showing sailboats and rowboat on river. Purchase; William Reese Company; 2000; (DLC/PP-2000:086). Title from item. Alternate title from accompanying caption. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2000:086

Map of railroad line commencing at a point on the West-Philadelphia R.R. 4 miles below its junction with the Columbia R.R. & terminating at the R.R. bridge at Gray's Ferry; showing it to be the easiest & most economical route for avoiding the inclined plans & approaching the city of Philadelphia; surveyed February, 1849.

Map of railroad line commencing at a point on the West-Philadelphia R....

The distance and cost of grading is tabulated at the lower right of the map. The area covered is along Mill Creek and from the Lancaster Pike to Schuylkill River. Scale 1:9,600. Across bottom of map: "Profiles ... more

Maps of Nicaragua, North and Central America : population and square miles of Nicaragua, United States, Mexico, British and Central America, with routes and distances; portraits of Gen. Walker, Col. Kinney, Parker H. French, and views of the Battle of New-Orleans and Bunker Hill.

Maps of Nicaragua, North and Central America : population and square m...

Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Railroad map, showing the fact that about 65 miles of railroad to be constructed would form one of the principal railroad connections on this continent.

Railroad map, showing the fact that about 65 miles of railroad to be c...

Outline map covering New England states and showing the major rail connections with Montreal and Quebec, Canada. [From published bibliography] Scale ca. 1:1,450,000. Relief shown by hachures. LC Railroad maps, ... more

Lexington races! Spring meeting. Association course. fourth day. Thursday, May 28, 1857. Purse $300! Two miles heats …

Lexington races! Spring meeting. Association course. fourth day. Thurs...

Horse racing. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 22, Folder 32a.

170 miles saved to Northern Iowa and St. Paul! Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac railroad and Milwaukee & Mississippi railroad line! from Chicago & Milwaukee to Pr'ie du Chien, Wis. on the upper Mississippi River running through in 10 hours with

170 miles saved to Northern Iowa and St. Paul! Chicago, St. Paul and F...

Transportation.; Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac r. R.; Milwaukee & Mississippi railroad. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGM... more

No. 2, log huts, winter quarters of the Br. N. Am. Boundary Commission on the banks of the Columbia two miles above the Hudson Bay Cos. post at Colville

No. 2, log huts, winter quarters of the Br. N. Am. Boundary Commission...

Photograph shows bird's-eye view of 15 or more log cabins near Fort Colville, Washington, with the Columbia River in the middle distance. Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Franklin Trotting Park North Chelsea, near Boston. A purse of $100 two miles and repeat, to harness! on Monday, October 10, 1859 ... Admission 50 cents. S. Emerson, proprietor. Boston .Farwells & Forrest, Steam Job printers, 5 Lindell Str

Franklin Trotting Park North Chelsea, near Boston. A purse of $100 two...

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 64, Folder 43.

[Miles Taylor, Representative from Louisiana, Thirty-fifth Congress, half-length portrait]

[Miles Taylor, Representative from Louisiana, Thirty-fifth Congress, h...

Illus. in: McClees' gallery of photographic portraits of the senators, representatives & delegates of the thirty-fifth Congress... Washington: McClees & Beck, [1859], page 188. Each item includes subject's orig... more

View of the famous levee of New Orleans, the capital of Louisiana, which commencing 43 miles below passes through the [c]ity forming its chief business depot, and extends 143 miles above, on the banks of the Mississippi / photographed by E.H. Nelson, Jun., N.O.

View of the famous levee of New Orleans, the capital of Louisiana, whi...

Levee with bales of cotton, African-American workers and steamboats. Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 9, no. 228 (1860 Apr. 14), p. 306 and 315.

One hundred & fifty miles around Richmond. 9th ed.

One hundred & fifty miles around Richmond. 9th ed.

Scale ca. 1:880,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 632.3 General map centered on Richmond, Virginia. Map is printed in blue with title and border in red. "Ninth edition 3000 of Magnus' all around map." "Dedicate... more

The seceding South Carolina delegation. Keitt, Boyce, Chestnut, M'Queen, Ashmore, Hammond, Bonham, Miles

The seceding South Carolina delegation. Keitt, Boyce, Chestnut, M'Quee...

Wood engraving composite. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, (1860 Dec. 22). Reference copy may be in LOT 4412A.. LC-USZ62-36924 is similar (it shows entire page with masthead, this neg. shows only portraits). This r... more

One hundred & fifty miles around Richmond. 12 ed.

One hundred & fifty miles around Richmond. 12 ed.

[Scale ca. 1:880,000]. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 632.5 "Twelfth edition 3000 of Magnus' all around map." "Dedicated to the gallant soldiers fighting to suppress the Rebellion." Description derived from publi... more

Plan of the redoubt and rifle pits ensilading [sic] the Leesburg and Fairfax turnpikes 2 miles from Alexandria, Virginia. Built by the 38th, 40th N.Y. and 3rd Maine regiments during October and November 1861.

Plan of the redoubt and rifle pits ensilading [sic] the Leesburg and F...

Includes main roads, buildings used for the hospital, chapel, stables, theater, and headquarters encampment of Brigadier General John Sedgwick.

Col. Dixon S. Miles at Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

Col. Dixon S. Miles at Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

No. 5439. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Nelson Appleton Miles, 1839-1925, half length, seated, facing front, wearing brevet Maj. Gen. uniform]

[Nelson Appleton Miles, 1839-1925, half length, seated, facing front, ...

Photo from Brady Collection, #1879. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: P.I.; Shelf.

G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around the city of Washington showing the seat of war in the East

G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around the city of ...

Scale 1:3,168,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 5.5 General map centered on Washington, D.C., with five concentric circles at intervals of 100 miles. Insets: [Map of Maryland, Delaware, and parts of Virginia, P... more

Fort Snelling, Minnesota, at the confluence of the rivers Mississippi and Minnesota, seven miles north of St. Paul's near the scene of the present Indian massacres

Fort Snelling, Minnesota, at the confluence of the rivers Mississippi ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1862 Sept. 20, pp. 408-409. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

The Battle of Crampton's Gap 5 miles south of Turner's Gap, South Mountain, Md. September 14th 1862.

The Battle of Crampton's Gap 5 miles south of Turner's Gap, South Moun...

A regional view of South Mountain in Frederick County, Md., showing the location of Crampton's Gap in relation to Sharpsburg, Middletown, Burkittsville, and Brownsville, Md. Illustrates the position of Confeder... more

The Rebel privateer Florida chasing the schooner Laura Ann, about 400 miles west of Bermuda / from a sketch by Capt. Wasn.

The Rebel privateer Florida chasing the schooner Laura Ann, about 400 ...

Illus. from: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1863 May 9.

Ponton [i.e. pontoon] bridges at "Franklins crossing" 2-1/2 miles below Fredericksburg, Va., laid April 29th 1863 - from plain above river bottom Bridges were laid here in Decr. 1862 & in April & June 1862 [i.e. 1863].

Ponton [i.e. pontoon] bridges at "Franklins crossing" 2-1/2 miles belo...

Photograph shows two pontoon bridges at Franklin's Crossing with soldiers and horses and an encampment on the opposite side of the Rappannock River. Title from item. Accession box no. DLC/PP-1974:175

A complete map of Richmond and its fortifications within a circle of 12 miles showing the numerous forts, batteries and the range of their fire, and the various obstacles that impede the approach of the Federal army, also, the principal towns & plantations, in the immediate vicinity of Richmond, together with several of the battle fields of 1862.

A complete map of Richmond and its fortifications within a circle of 1...

Scale ca. 1:54,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 628 "As a guide to note the approach of the Federal army, this map is invaluable, as the plan of its fortifications is taken from a correct drawing of a Southern... more

Magnus' historical war map. One hundred & fifty miles around Richmond.

Magnus' historical war map. One hundred & fifty miles around Richmond.

Scale ca. 1:920,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 632.2 General map centered on Richmond, Virginia. "Mirror of events [i.e., list of battles] 1861-62-63-64" has been attached to the left of the map. Insets: Maj... more

Songs of the War, by Private Miles O'Reilly / Lith. of Henry C. Eno, N.Y.

Songs of the War, by Private Miles O'Reilly / Lith. of Henry C. Eno, N...

Music cover showing five Civil War scenes, including three battle scenes, one hospital scene, and one of soldiers toasting in a dining room. No. 4.

Grant's great campaign--the approach to Richmond, map of the country within thirty miles of the rebel capital / G. Woolworth Colton, N.Y.

Grant's great campaign--the approach to Richmond, map of the country w...

"Supplement to the New York times, New York, Wednesday, June 1, 1864." Relief shown by hachures. Shows radial distances from Richmond. Newspaper text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web... more

Map and profile of first 40 miles of Union Pacific Rail Road Eastern Division extending west from boundary between states of Missouri and Kansas,

Map and profile of first 40 miles of Union Pacific Rail Road Eastern D...

Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, vegetation, roads, and railroads in Kansas, from Kansas City to Lawrence.

Military map of the States of Kentucky and Tennessee, within eleven miles of the 35th parallel of latitude or southern boundary of Tennessee; compiled from the best authentic original maps, various documents, and miscellaneous latest sources of information;

Military map of the States of Kentucky and Tennessee, within eleven mi...

Scale 1:350,000 (5.524 miles to one inch). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 216.7 Signed in facsimile: J. H. Simpson, Lieut. Col. Engrs. U.S. Army, Chief Engr., Dpt. of the Ohio. Detailed map of Kentucky and most o... more

New and short route to the gold mines of the Black Hills, Montana and Idaho. 400 miles saved. The "Black Hills exploring and mining association" desires to call the attention of miners and emigrants to the new and short route to the gold mines w

New and short route to the gold mines of the Black Hills, Montana and ...

Transportation.; 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 13, Folder 1.

Appearance of the Union and Rebel lines at the "Front," from the Parapet of Fort Fisher, Mar. 28 showing the territory gained by the 2nd and 6th, Army Corps after the rebel attack on the 25th inst., with Petersburgh [sic] in the distance / 3 miles only / on the right

Appearance of the Union and Rebel lines at the "Front," from the Parap...

Landscape, with small figures indicating pickets, and cheveaux de frieze. A signal tower in tree in foreground.

Truckee River, looking towards Eastern Summit -  135 miles from Sacramento - Central Pacific Railroad

Truckee River, looking towards Eastern Summit - 135 miles from Sacram...

The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 1265. LOT subdivision subject: Central Pacific Railroad Equipment and Tracks on the Donner Pass Ro... more

Green Valley, American River, from the Central Pacific Railroad, 4 miles above Alta. Placer County

Green Valley, American River, from the Central Pacific Railroad, 4 mil...

The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 1094. LOT subdivision subject: Donner Pass Route. This record contains unverified old data from ca... more

Grading the Central Pacific Railroad, Sailors Spur and Fill- 12 miles above Alta - Placer County

Grading the Central Pacific Railroad, Sailors Spur and Fill- 12 miles ...

The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 1098. LOT subdivision subject: Central Pacific Railroad Equipment and Tracks on Donner Pass Route.... more

Sportsman's Hall, 12 miles from Placerville, El Dorado County

Sportsman's Hall, 12 miles from Placerville, El Dorado County

The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 611. LOT subdivision subject: El Dorado County. This record contains unverified old data from caption card.

Ione Quartz Mill, two miles from Grass Valley, Nevada County

Ione Quartz Mill, two miles from Grass Valley, Nevada County

The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 1134. LOT subdivision subject: Quartz Mill. This record contains unverified old data from caption card.

Map of location 11th hundred miles U.P.R.R. : [Utah] /

Map of location 11th hundred miles U.P.R.R. : [Utah] /

Relief shown by hachures. Shows the path of the Union Pacific Railroad in the Great Salt Lake region from the Weber River in the east to the Great Salt Lake in the west. Pen-and-ink, colored ink, and watercolor... more