CollectionGeneral 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[Map of Lesser Antilles]. Depths shown by soundings. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other maps in Henry Harrisse collection. Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault Acquisitions control no. 99-13
- Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
- Date: 1650
Photo, Print, Drawing[Map of Virginia] 1 print : engraving. | 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.
- Contributor: Hole, William - Smith, John
- Date: 1624
ExhibitOnline Exhibition - Los Angeles Mapped This exhibition presents a history of Los Angeles as seen through maps drawn from the Library's collections, and includes manuscript, engraved, and printed maps, posters, U.S. geological surveys, and posters dating as early as 1906 through 1991.
- Contributor: Ragsdale, Albert - Hamlin, Homer - Vingboons, Johannes - Boggs, Don - Newman, T. - Mora, Joseph Jacinto
- Date: 2006-01-28
ExhibitExhibition Overview - Los Angeles Mapped This exhibition of historical maps of Los Angeles, from the Library's collections of the Congress Geography and Map Division, provide a guide to the city's history, including its discovery, its growth, and its industries, as seen by explorers, engineers, artists, residents, and boosters.
- Date: 2006-01-28
MapL'Asie : selon les nouvelles observations de Mess.rs de l'Academie des Sciences, etc.
Asia in praecipuas ipsius partes distributa, ad ovesrvationes academiae regiae scientiarum, et exquisitissimas tabulas, quae nunquam antehac l'ucem viderunt, excuasa a Petro vander Aa, cum privilegio ordinum holiandiae et westerisiae 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.
- Contributor: Aa, Pieter Van Der
- Date: 1680
MapVniversale descrittione di tvtto il monde
Universale descrittione di tutto il monde Relief shown pictorially. Probably the second state of the map. Differs from the first state in the reworking of Tierra del Fuego to include the Straits of Magellan. Presents Staten Island, west of Tierra del Fuego, as an island, presumably based on the observations of Hendrik Brouwer in 1643. Differs from the state owned by the Harry Ransom Center by the presence of a...
- Contributor: Rosaccio, Giuseppe
- Date: 1643
MapTotius Americae nova et exacta tabula ex optimis tum geographorum tum aliorum scriptis collecta et ad hodiernam regnorum principatuum et maiorum partium distinctionem accomodata
Totivs Americae nova et exacta tabvla ex optimis tvm geographorvm tvm aliorvm scriptis collecta et ad hodiernam regnorvm principatvvm et maiorvm partivm distinctionem accomodata Relief shown pictorially. Also shows Iberian peninsula and west coast of Africa. Not attributable to Blaeu, but instead derived from Cornelius Danckert's 1647 map of the same title, according to Burden's The mapping of North America, 1996. Includes polar stereographic inset and ill. Copy imperfect: lacking eastern sheet. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no....
- Contributor: Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo De - Danckerts, Cornelis - Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
- Date: 1679
MapMagnae Tartariae magni mogolis imperii Iaponiae et Chinae nova descriptio. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in De Wit's Atlas. LC copy stamped on: 493. Mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Wit, Frederik De.
- Date: 1680
MapTerrae Sanctae, qua Promissionis terra, est Syriae pars ea, quae Palaestina uocatur. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Stella, Tilemann
- Date: 1600
MapVenezuela, 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
- Contributor: Hondius, Hendrik
- Date: 1630
MapTo Capt. John Wood this map of the world, drawn according to Mercators projection, is humbly dedicated
Map of the world, drawn according to Mercators projection Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Includes the name "Pensilvania", so is a second state issued after 1682. Includes illustrations, north polar hemisphere, two compass roses and rhumb lines. Printed on two sheets and pasted together. Shirley, Rodney W. Mapping of the world. 1983, 472 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Morden, Robert - Berry, William
- Date: 1690
MapBrasilia. From the author's De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en 't zuid-land..., 1671 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing.
- Contributor: Meurs, Jacob Van - Montanus, Arnoldus
- Date: 1671
Map[Map of the Peninsula of Florida]. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the Peninsula of Florida and adjacent islands from Rio de las Flores and includes coastline, coastal features, and pictorial representation of palm trees along the Atlantic Coast near St. Augustine with most of geographic names in Spanish. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other Dutch maps in Henry Harrisse collection. Described in Terrae incognitae,...
- Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
- Date: 1639
MapNova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula
Briefve declaration de la division, forme & singularitez du monde Includes two ancillary celestial hemispheres, notes, and illustrations. LC copy has text in French on three sheets framing the map on right, left, and lower margins. This text was published by Jean le Clerc, and does not seem to be directly related to the map. The entire composite sheet is mounted on cloth. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 341 Map in Latin. Text...
- Contributor: Le Roy, Henri - Lochom, Michel Van - Le Clerc, Jean - Hondius, Jodocus
- Date: 1636
MapNihon kaisan chōrikuzu
日本海山潮陸図 / | Nihon sankai zudō taizen Title "Nihon kaisan chōrikuzu" from Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, online Japanese map collection, April, 24, 2020; Nihon kaisan chōrikuzu. Title "Nihon sankai zudō taizen" from Nihon koezu shūsei, suppl., p. 103. Facsimile. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. "Wachō no zukei sakizaki ōshi ima mata dōro meisho tō taigai kakikuwae kaihan seshimuru mono nari." Shows fuedal fiefs....
- Contributor: Sagamiya, Tah - Ishikawa, Tomonobu
- Date: 1691
MapNovvelle et exacte description de la terre vniverselle : selon les auteurs modernes plus aprouuez a la quelle a este a d ioute plusieurs obseruations pour l'intelligence dicelle
Nouvelle et exacte description de la terre universelle Relief shown pictorially. Shows California as an island. Includes two mariner's compasses, a perpetual calendar, diagram of the solar system, star charts of northern and southern hemispheres, text, and illustrations. LC copy mounted on cloth. Left and right margins ragged, liquid stain in middle of upper part of map. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Boisseau, Jean
- Date: 1646
MapOrbis terrarum descriptio duobis planis hemisphaeriis comprehe[n]sa Includes notes and illustrations including the garden of Eden, the last judgement, and the four seasons. LC copy mounted on paper, wrinkled, with some staining and pin holes in all corners. French map of the North Pole affixed to the back, with manuscript commentary. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 295 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Geylekerck, Nicolaes - Jansz, Jan
- Date: 1618
MapNovvelle et exacte description dv globe terrestre
Nouvelle et exacte description du globe terrestre Includes illustrations of the seasons and the elements, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. According to Shirley, the map is based on one by Visscher, rather than Blaeu. Illustrations of costumes: Francois -- Espaignolz -- Italiens -- Allemans -- Anglois -- Hollandois -- Cevx de lisle de Groenland -- Les Chinois -- De lisle de Java -- De la Gvinee -- Dv Perov -- De...
- Contributor: Visscher, Claes Jansz - Fer, Antoine De - Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
- Date: 1645
Map[Map of California shown as an island]. Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
- Contributor: Library of Congress - Vinckeboons, Joan
- Date: 1650
Photo, Print, DrawingCarte Geographique de la Nouvelle France... 1 print. | Loose map.
- Date: 1613
MapLeo Belgicus. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Map railroad exhibit, March 22 to April 15, 1965. Vault
- Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
- Date: 1611
Map[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  in the author's Corso geografico universale. Venetia : A spefe dell' autore, 1692-. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 13-88 Vault
- Contributor: Coronelli, Vincenzo
- Date: 1692
MapAntiqvissima orbis delineatio.
Antiquissima orbis delineatio Relief shown pictorially. Publication information from text. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Briet, Philip
- Date: 1649
MapCarte vniverselle du commerce, c'est à dire carte hidrographique, où sont exactement decrites les costes des 4 parties du monde, avecque les routes pour la navigation des Indes occidentales et orientales
Carte universelle du commerce Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrations of ships on trade routes. Shows California as an island. LC copy foldlined. Stamped on verso: 6849. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 364 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Duval, P. (Pierre)
- Date: 1677