• Collection
    General Maps This category includes maps that typically portray the physical environment and a variety of cultural elements for a geographic area at a particular point in time. The maps in this category show a geographic area larger than a city or town and do not display a subject that is part of one of the thematic categories.
    • Date: 1290

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  • Map
    Hauslab-Liechtenstein map collection The Hauslab-Liechtenstein Map Collection contains some 9,600-10,000 manuscript and printed map sheets assembled by the Austrian cartographer and general Franz Ritter von Hauslab and later acquired by Prince Jordan II of Liechtenstein. Within the collection there are examples of various types of map reproduction, including copper engraving, lithography, photolithography, zincography, heliogravure, sun prints, and transfers. The collection also includes maps illustrating various techniques of...
    • Contributor: Hauslab, Franz, Compiler
    • Date: 1500
  • Map
    [Map of eastern Canada]. Relief shown pictorially. From Giovanni Battista Ramusio's Terzo volvme delle navigationi et viaggi ...? 1565? pp. 424-425? In upper left margin: 424. In upper right margin: 425. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Ramusio, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1565
  • Map
    [The Oztoticpac lands map]. Aztec pictorial document showing litigation map of Oztoticpac, an estate in Texcoco, ca. 1540. Title derived from The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, "The Oztoticpac Lands Map of Texcoco 1540," v. 23, no. 2, April 1966, pp. 76-116. Red and black ink. Worm holes. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 559 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault...
    • Date: 1540
  • Map
    Hiberniae, Britannicae Insvlae nova descripto. Relief shown pictorially. Phillips, 406 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Filed with Eastham Collection in G&M Vault: EA 20-A: ga61 02-20-2013
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1598
  • Exhibit
    1507 World Map - Waldseemüller Maps - Exploring the Early Americas Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map grew out of an ambitious project in St. Dié, France, during the first decade of the sixteenth century. Waldseemüller’s map represented a revolutionary new geography: it was the first map, printed or manuscript, to depict clearly a separate Western Hemisphere, separated from Asia, with the Pacific as a separate ocean.
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 2007-12-12
  • Map
    [Map of the Western Hemisphere] Title plate to Nova Reperta, a series of engravings after drawings by Stradanus published by Galle in Antwerp. Shows Christopher Columbus pointing to a map of the Western Hemisphere. New France and Florida are indicated in North America. In addition to the map, notable developments in science and technology of the late 16th century are illustrated. Mounted on paper. LC copy imperfect: Margins trimmed....
    • Contributor: Straet, Jan Van Der - Galle, Théodore
    • Date: 1590
  • Map
    [Map of western South America]. Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied by cataloger. Attributed to Gerard Mercator? Cf. Philip D. Burden's letter, April 14, 1994, to James Flatness. In cartouche: Celeberrim? prouinci? in America versus occidentem ... Andreas Theuetus Latius hoc commemorat. In lower border: Meridies. Includes note and ill. LC copy incomplete: One sheet of 6 sheets? Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster...
    • Contributor: Mercator, Gerhard - Thevet, André
    • Date: 1569
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Map of the world 1 print : woodcut.
    • Date: 1581
  • Map
    Map of America by Diego Ribero 1529. Spanish; title in English. Pen-and-ink and blue watercolor, mounted on cloth, mounted on paper. Traced from a map by Diego Ribero. On label affixed in upper right corner: 41. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Ribero, Diego - Kohl, J. G.
    • Date: 1529
  • Exhibit
    1516 Carta Marina Map - Waldseemüller Maps - Exploring the Early Americas Martin Waldseemüller's 1516 Carta Marina sought to present the most up–to–date conception of the world at that time.
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 2007-12-12
  • Map
    Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii alioru[m]que lustrationes.
    Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorū que lustrationes
    Relief shown pictorially. First document known to name America. Red ink grid on 2 sheets. Text applied over blank areas on 2 sheets. Manuscript annotations in the margin of 1 sheet. All sheets bear a watermark of a triple pointed crown. Two stamps on verso of upper left hand sheet: Fürstl. Waldburg Wolfegg'sches Kupferstichkabinett -- Furstl. Waldbg. Wolf. Bibliothek. Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis...
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 1507
  • Exhibit
    Waldseemüller Maps - Exploring the Early Americas For more than three hundred years the only surviving copies of what are arguably two of the most important maps in the history of cartography, the 1507 and 1516 World Maps by Martin Waldseemüller (ca. 1470–ca. 1522), sat unknown on the shelves of a library in the castle of a prince. The owner was Prince Johannes Waldburg-Wolfegg, of Württenberg, Germany. The maps were rediscovered...
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 2007-12-12
  • Map
    Typvs orbis terrarvm.
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Includes illustrations. Appears to be an etched, probably unauthorized copy of an edition Ortelius's map, possibly made in Italy. This map copies the re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. The word "occidens" on the left edge of the map reads bottom to top rather than top...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1579
  • Exhibit
    Waldseemüller Maps - Exploring the Early Americas Used for sea navigation, these charts were probably invented in the early Middle Ages. Both maps pushed the boundaries of cartography into new areas and depicted a representation of the world that is very modern and reminiscent of maps of today.
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 2007-12-12
  • Map
    Typvs orbis terrarvm
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. LC copy mounted on cloth. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 122 Available also through the...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenburg, Frans (Franciscus)
    • Date: 1579
  • Exhibit
    South America and the Pacific Ocean - Compare Maps - Waldseemüller Maps - Exploring the Early Americas The existence of the Pacific Ocean and a western coastline for South America on the 1507 Waldseemüller map remains an unsolved mystery for scholars.
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 2007-12-12
  • Map
    Das erst general inhaltend die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs und Moeres.
    Erst general oder gemeine Tafeln innhaltend den gantzen Umbkreiss und Kugel der Welt
    Woodcut oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds and winds. Includes entwined initials "DK" in lower left corner, standing for the woodcutter David Kandel. Appears in German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmografia. Includes illustrations. Text and illustrations on verso. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 92 Gift ; Mrs. Ellett ; November 7, 1950. Map in Latin. Title and text on verso in German....
    • Contributor: Kandel, David - Münster, Sebastian - Henricpetri, Sebastian
    • Date: 1569
  • Map
    Die erst general Tafel die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers innhaltende.
    Erste Landtafel begreifft in sich der ganzen Erdkugel
    Oval map within illustrated border. Woodcut. Appears in Sebastian Münster's Cosmografia. Prime meridian: Ferro. Includes notes. Text and illustration on verso. LC copy mounted in paper frame. Label on verso inscribed "101/52". Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 163 Title and text in German. Place names in Latin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Münster, Sebastian - Henricpetri, Sebastian
    • Date: 1588
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Detail map of Constantinople. 1550] 1 print : woodcut.
    • Date: 1550
  • Map
    Typvs orbis terrarvm
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. Differs from LC's 1579[?] edition in having a more noticeable crack in lower left corner. Also...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenburg, Frans (Franciscus)
    • Date: 1584
  • Map
    [Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc.]. Pen-and-ink and watercolor, on vellum. Each double-page illumination is 21 x 29 cm. Compass rose on inside back cover. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast. Title provided by cataloger. "Maps 1, 2, and 10 show America. No. 1 shows the Gulf of California which Ulloa discovered in 1539. On the same map Yucatan is shown as an island, and the east and...
    • Contributor: Agnese, Battista
    • Date: 1544

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    [Manuscript copy of sheet 6 of Waldseemüller's Carta marina]. Title provided by cataloger. Relief shown pictorially. Includes text and illustrations. Originally bound in the Sammelband. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Sch?ner, Johann - Waldseemüller, Martin
    • Date: 1516
  • Map
    Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei. Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations of winds. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 674. Mounted on cloth and laminated. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Trechsel, Gaspard - Fries, Lorenz - Ptolemy
    • Date: 1541
  • Map
    Tabula noua totius orbis.
    Tabula nova totius orbis
    Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in an edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations and notes. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 676. Manuscript "246" in upper right corner. Indecipherable drawing off the lower west coast of Africa. Manuscript inscriptions and red bordered label with manuscript "40/48" on verso. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47 Available also...
    • Contributor: Trechsel, Gaspard - Fries, Lorenz - Ptolemy
    • Date: 1541