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South America

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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 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

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

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

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 2
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

LʼAmérique Septentrionale et Méridionale divisée suivant ses différens pay, 1792

Identifier: 2020-IL-001-143
Description This general map of the Americas was produced by the firm of Vaugondy. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy was the leading French globemaker of the 18th century, and was appointed geographer to Louis XV in 1734. Like "L'Amerique divise?e en ses principaux Etats" by Lattre and Bonne from 1788, this map shows the new boundaries of North America as a result of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The newly created United States, along with Spanish lands in the south are clearly delineated. This may be the fourth...
Dates: 1792

Oceani occidentalis seu terrae tabula, 1541

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-020
Scope and Contents "Thirty years after Martin Waldseemüller printed one of the first maps of the Americas, Lorenz Fries published an updated European perspective on the New World. “Terra Incognita” on Waldseemüller’s map has become “Terra Nova” on Fries’s. The Castilian flag marks Spanish territorial claims in the Caribbean, while the continent’s indigenous people are caricatured as primitive, reflecting common European misperceptions of native cultures." -- Mapping the “New World”: Highlights from the Paul...
Dates: 1541