• Film, Video
    Mapper's Delight Tahir Hemphill tells the story of how his "Hip Hop Word Count" project translated into teaching high school students about data literacy during the day-long symposium, "Collections as Data: Impact."
    • Contributor: Hemphill, Tahir
    • Date: 2017-07-25
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    Oztoticpac Lands Map The Oztoticpac Lands Map is a Nahua pictorial document with Nahuatl writing drawn for a court case in the city of Texcoco around 1540. The document, written on amatl paper, involves the land ownership of the ruler Chichimecatecotl, who was executed by Spanish officials in 1539. In this webinar, John Hessler discusses the adjustments and accommodation taking place in the early colonial period, as...
    • Contributor: Hessler, John
    • Date: 2018-04-11
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    Interpretation of Renaissance Maps, including Waldseemuller's 1507 World Map The difficulties in researching and interpreting Renaissance texts and maps are the subject of this discussion.
    • Date: 2009-05-14
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    Teacher Resource: Working with Maps This short piece discusses how to search, view and save thousands of online maps from The Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-05-23
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    Maps at the Library of Congress A conversation with Mike Buscher on the maps collections at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Buscher, Mike
    • Date: 2015-06-01
  • Film, Video
    A Map of the Cattle Drive
    • Contributor: Hickerson, Joseph Charles
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    Sea Monsters on Medieval & Renaissance Maps A discussion on the representations of sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps.
    • Contributor: Van Duzer, Chet
    • Date: 2013-09-05
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    Henricus Martellus's World Map at Yale Chet Van Duzer discusses his new book on Henricus Martellus' influential 1491 world map. Many texts on Martellus' map are illegible due to fading and damage, making its exact place in Renaissance cartography impossible to determine. However, recent multispectral imaging of the map has rendered most of the previously illegible texts on the map legible. Van Duzer explained the process of multispectral imaging and...
    • Contributor: Van Duzer, Chet
    • Date: 2018-10-04
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    Library's Map Treasures are Highlighted in "Cartographia" Maps are a visual record of human endeavor, each with a tale to tell. In their various forms, maps are models of time, diaries of political maneuverings and works of art that provide a unique vision of how the world evolved. Vincent Virga and co-author Ron Grim discussed "Cartographia" as part of the Library's Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Center for...
    • Contributor: Virga, Vincent
    • Date: 2007-10-23
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    Teacher Resource: The Power of Maps An introduction to the map collections at the Library of Congress. Maps are much more than pictures of the world. They can tell us about the people who made them, the times those people lived in, and what they knew and didn't know.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-05-23
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    Library of Congress Officially Received 1507 Waldseemuller World Map The 1507 world map by Martin Waldseemuller is often called "America's Birth Certificate," because it is the first document on which the name "America" appears. German Chancellor Angela Merkel officially transferred the map to the Library of Congress in April 2007. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer accepted the map on behalf of the U.S. government, and Merkel, Hoyer and Librarian of Congress James H....
    • Contributor: Billington, James H. - Hoyer, Steny - Merkel, Angela
    • Date: 2007-04-30
  • Film, Video
    A Map of Paradise Valley and the Ninety-Six Ranch
    • Contributor: Hickerson, Joseph Charles
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    Topic Maps: The Inventor's Perspective on Subject-based Access Steven Newcomb and Michel Biezunski both work for Coolheads Consulting, a consultancy specializing in semantic analysis, subject-based information integration, and the actual creation and maintenance of topic maps for clients in government, industry, and academia. Dr. Newcomb spoke about the conceptual foundations of the Topic Maps paradigm. Dr. Biezunski spoke about his vision on what the next step should be in applying the abstract...
    • Contributor: Newcomb, Steven R. - Biezunski, Michel
    • Date: 2003-10-15
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    Rare Revolutionary War-Era Map: David Rubenstein Gift David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, has given the Library of Congress stewardship of the first map printed in North America, depicting the boundaries of the new American nation and showing the "Stars and Stripes" for the first time. Abel Buell's map "A New and Correct Map of the United States of North America Layd Down from the Latest...
    • Contributor: Billington, Dr. James - Rubenstein, David
    • Date: 2011-01-31
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    Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps Stephen J. Hornsby discussed pictorial maps -- those that include artwork of objects, animals, people and even imaginary creatures -- which have been around since medieval times. The tradition continued to the modern era, reaching its apex in the 1920s-1970s in the United States.
    • Contributor: Hornsby, Stephen J.
    • Date: 2017-05-24
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    The Map in Garb: Clothing and Cartography in Spanish America From the moment of contact, clothing (or lack thereof) became a central element in the construction of European identity in relation to the New World. This presentation examines expressions of dress in European maps, atlases, travel literature, and ephemeral art. It contrasts these Western depictions with representations produced by Amerindians in manuscript maps from central and southern Mexico. An analysis of these two distinct...
    • Contributor: Hidalgo, Alexander
    • Date: 2010-08-19
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    Warping Waldseemuller: Computer Modeling and the Quest to Understand the 1507 and 1516 World Maps John Hessler presents a lecture on the 1507 and 1516 world maps by Martin Waldseemuller in a program sponsored by the Library's Geography and Map Division. The maps are two of the most important in the history of cartography and have recently been added to the collections of the Library of Congress. The Library acquired the 1507 map for $10 million in 2003, and...
    • Contributor: Hessler, John
    • Date: 2006-11-29
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    Data in Place: Using Digital Harlem to Map Historical Sources Stephen Robertson talked about "Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930," a website he has been developing for the last decade with collaborators at the University of Sydney. at the day-long symposium, "Collections as Data: Impact."
    • Contributor: Robertson, Stephen
    • Date: 2017-07-25
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    Islands in the Stream: Cuban Maps from the Past to the Future Architect and urban planner Julio Cesar Perez discusses the history of Cuba through cartography, starting with the Juan de la Cosa map of 1500, up to his own Master Plan for XXI Century Havana.
    • Contributor: Perez Hernandez, Julio Cesar
    • Date: 2016-05-13
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    From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land: The Maps of the African & Middle Eastern Division Chet Van Duzer's analysis of four maps in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress included: the world map in a seventeenth-century manuscript of Ibn al-Wardi's Kharidat al-'Aja'ib wa Faridat al-Ghara'ib (The Pearl of Wonders and the Uniqueness of Strange Things); the world map in a 1553 Turkish manuscript of Zakariya al-Qazwini's 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa ghara'ib al-mawjudat (The Wonders of...
    • Contributor: Van Duzer, Chet
    • Date: 2014-04-03
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    Mapping the Great War A cartographic specialist and a military historian discuss maps and mapping during World War I.
    • Contributor: Doyle, Peter - Moore, Ryan
    • Date: 2017-05-25
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    The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name In 1507 Martin Waldessmuller created a map that depicted what was then known as "the fourth part of the world"; the other three parts being Asia, Europe and Africa. One thousand copies were printed but only one remains, discovered by accident in the library of a German castle in 1901. One hundred two years later, the Library of Congress purchased it for $10 million...
    • Contributor: Lester, Toby
    • Date: 2009-11-05
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    Mapa Quetzalecatzin In November 2017, the Library announced the acquisition of the Mapa Quetzalecatzin, produced between 1570 and 1595 to represent the family tree of a prominent Nahua family. In the webinar, John Hessler examined at this new acquisition and provided an introduction to the production and uses of codices in the early Americas.
    • Contributor: Hessler, John
    • Date: 2018-03-14
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    Huexotzinco Codex The Huexotzinco Codex is part of the testimony in a legal case against representatives of the colonial government in Mexico by the Nahua people of Huexotzinco. Scholars consider the codex to be the first pictorial representation of the Madonna and Child in the New World. In this webinar, John Hessler examines the creation of the codex and its iconography.
    • Contributor: Hessler, John
    • Date: 2018-05-09
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    Re-Examining the Portolan Chart: History, Navigation and Science To the historian of cartography, the invention of the portolan chart is a major revolutionary moment in the history of mapping. This early map began as the workaday navigational tool of medieval mariners and later developed into a highly stylized and decorative art form. Yet the origin and development of the portolan chart is shrouded in mystery. The conference, sponsored by the Library's Geography...
    • Contributor: Edson, Evelyn - Sandman, Alison - France, Fenella - Hessler, John - Pflederer,, Richard
    • Date: 2010-05-21