4 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Printing--History.

  1. Hammond World Atlas Corporation archive of print records and samples of printing methods

    65 boxes (52 linear ft.). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The Hammond World Atlas Corporation archival collection consists of map sculptures, printing separations, and business records (index cards) that document the 100-year publishing history of the company. Hammond was known for its extensive line of world, historical, school, and thematic atlases, but the company also issued a wide variety of other cartographic items, including maps, globes, and transparencies during the last 100 years. It printed numerous other works, primarily for the educational market. In addition to its own imprints, Hammond's cartographic output was included in the encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, religous texts, and textbooks of many other publishers.

  2. Hauslab-Liechtenstein map collection

    approximately 10,000 items. 78 folios . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The Hauslab-Liechtenstein map collection contains some 10,000 manuscript and printed sheets. A large portion of these map and atlas sheets were compiled by the Austrian cartographer and general Franz Ritter von Hauslab. These were later acquired by Prince Jordan II of Liechtenstein, whose own maps complemented the Hauslab collection, hence the name Hauslab-Liechtentstein. 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 cartographic representation and symbolism. There are large numbers of military, campaign, fortification, and battle maps and plans illustrating most of the major conflicts between the 1600s and 1800s. Among other distinctive groups are maps, sketches, and views of volcanoes, panoramic and perspective maps, geologic and geognostic maps, and language and ethnographic. Another distinctive category includes large and medium scale topographic maps series, including two hand-colored sets of the famous 1:86,400 Cassini survey of France, in 182 sheets, issued during the period 1744 to 1783. This is the earliest official topographic survey of an entire country. In addition, there are maps of the world, of all the continents, and of many individual countries, provinces, states, and cities. American maps are few in number. However, the collection is rich in European maps of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with emphasis on the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

  3. Sylvester and Orphanos Archive collection

    16 containers. Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 15 linear feet. Approximate number of items: 5,000. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Provenance The Sylvester and Orphanos Archive was purchased by the Library of Congress in 2014. This original purchase includes correspondence and production materials associated with the operation of Sylvester and Orphanos Publishers from its beginning in 1976 through 2006. The archive joins the Rare Book and Special Collections Division's Sylvester and Orphanos collection, the complete catalog of its publications.

  4. Victor Hammer collection

    41 boxes. 21.6 Linear feet. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The gift consists of materials relating chiefly to the artistic career of Victor Karl Hammer (1882-1967) in Europe and the United States after his emigration from Austria in 1939.