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America

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works discussing collectively the lands of the Western Hemisphere. Works on that portion of the earth's surface consisting of North and South America and adjacent islands and oceans, with approximate boundaries at longitudes 20⁰W and 160⁰E, are entered under Western Hemisphere.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

A chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia, approximately 1753

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 5, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-002
Description

Shows nautical exploration routes. Includes text, historical and geographical notes, and tables of comparative astronomical observations.

Dates: approximately 1753

A chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia Part 1 , approximately 1753

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 5, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-001
Description

Title from sheets 1 and 2. All sheets individually titled. Shows nautical exploration routes. Includes text, historical and geographical notes, and tables of comparative astronomical observations.

Dates: approximately 1753

Americæ pars, nunc Virginia dicta : primum ab Anglis inuenta, sumtibus Dn. Walteri Raleigh, Equestris ordinis Viri, Anno Dn̄i. MDLXXXV regni Vero Sereniss. nostræ Reginæ Elisabethæ XXVII, hujus vero Historia peculiari Libro descripta est, additis etiam Indigenarum Iconibus, 1590

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-006
Scope and Contents "Theodore De Bry’s engraving of John White’s manuscript map was the first finely-detailed view of a North American landscape. It depicts English claims to “Virginia,” which at the time encompassed both modern Virginia and North Carolina. Created in the wake of the failed English settlement at Roanoke Island, De Bry’s color engraving visualizes English understanding of indigenous political communities such as the Secotan, Chawanook, and Weapemeoc peoples. At right, the ships heading into the...
Dates: 1590

Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio, 1570

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-007
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries

Dates: 1570

Chart containing the coasts of California, New Albion, and Russian discoveries to the north : with the peninsula of Kamchatka, in Asia, opposite thereto; and islands, dispersed over the Pacific Ocean, to the north of the line, approximately 1753

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 5, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-003
Description

Sheet three of Green's A chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Shows nautical exploration routes. Includes text, historical and geographical notes, and tables of comparative astronomical observations.

Dates: approximately 1753

Chart containing the greater part of the South Sea to the south of the line, with islands dispersed thro' the same, approximately 1753

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 5, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-004
Description

Sheet five of Green's A chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Shows nautical exploration routes.Includes text, historical and geographical notes, and tables of comparative astronomical observations.

Dates: approximately 1753

Chart of South America, comprehending the West Indies, with the adjacent islands, in the Southern Ocean, and South Sea, approximately 1753

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 5, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-005
Description

Sheet six of Green's A chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Shows nautical exploration routes. Includes text, historical and geographical notes, and tables of comparative astronomical observations.

Dates: approximately 1753

Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, with the British, French, & Spanish settlements in North America, and the West Indies : as also on the coast of Africa, approximately 1753

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 5, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-006
Description

Sheet four of Green's A chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Shows nautical exploration routes. Includes text, historical and geographical notes, and tables of comparative astronomical observations.

Dates: approximately 1753

L'Amerique divisée en septentrionale et méridionale, subdivisée en ses principales parties, dressée sur les relations les plus récentes, 1783

 Item
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-055
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1783

L'Amerique divisée en ses principaux États, 1788

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 1
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-050
Description This general map of the Americas, produced in Paris in 1788, depicts the political divisions in North America just after the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783. The Treaty effectively ended the American Revolutionary War. The United States is comprised of land east of the Mississippi River, while Great Britain controls Canada and Spain controls Louisiana, Mexico, Florida and western North America. Also depicted is a large inset of the Canadian Arctic, and another two insets of Caribbean...
Dates: 1788