47 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) World maps.

  1. Hauslab-Liechtenstein map collection

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

    Summary:

    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.

  2. Thomas F. Saarinen collection

    ca. 4,100 pieces (chiefly ms. maps) : some printed items, some col. . 204 folders . 7 bankers boxes (7 linear ft.). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Thomas F. Saarinen was a geographer who extended the technique of mental or cognitive mapping to the world scale. He collected the first broad, worldwide sample in his research project titled, Parochial Views of the World. The collection consists of the raw data from that project and represents findings and administrative issues. Specifically, present are some 3,900 sketch maps of the world drawn by students from 71 sites in 52 countries; these maps were analyzed based on their positioning on sheets of paper ca. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. The collection also includes statistics, discussion papers, thesis papers, books, magazines, published articles, correspondence related to the project.

  3. Richard Edes Harrison maps and papers collection

    ca. 348 maps, some ms., some photocopies, some plastic, some cloth, some col. . 70 archival boxes (37.5 linear ft.) . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Maps, including manuscript maps, professional and personal papers of cartographer-artist Richard Edes Harrison that highlight his influence on popular cartography from the 1940s to the 1970s. The collection includes examples of work from Fortune, Life, Time, and the U.S. government, among others. It consists of illustration boards, tracing sheets or paper sheets, photoreproductions, and proof prints or printed sheets. Most items are manuscript materials for stages of the cartographic process, from conception and design through compilation, drawing, lettering, separation for process photography, and printing. Also included are the unprocessed materials related to Harrison's interest in birdwatching, Central Park, urban planning, and Yale alumni records. Harrison's published maps are cataloged separately.

  4. Hal Shelton manuscript map collection

    chiefly manuscript maps . 33 maps; 1 exhibit flyer; and 2 audio cassettes. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Hal Shelton collection contains 33 manuscript maps, an exhibit flyer, and an interview with Shelton on two audio tapes. NASA employed this collection of maps by Shelton to index photos of Earth taken on early space missions. The maps represent Shelton's use of natural colors that added realism in the depiction of landforms while retaining orthographically accurate position and scale for each feature. Shelton worked for the U.S.G.S. from 1938 until 1949. He later made maps for Jeppesen Co. and the Times Mirror Company from the 1950s to the 1970s.

  5. Thomas R. Yanosky collection, 1928-1996

    450 items; 3.5 linear feet. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Thomas R. Yanosky Collection relates largely to his cartographic and artistic careers and accomplishments. Included are items documenting is contributions to shaded-relief mapping, as well as his study of color and design in cartography; materials pertaining to his experience as an instructor at the Army Map Training Center; and samples of his own artwork. A second section of the collection contains materials relating to his colleague, Mylon Merriam, and documents Merriam's participation in the Eclipse Exepdition to Rebun Jima, Japan, in 1948; his collaboration with Dr. Eduard Imhof in Zurich, Switzerland; and information concerning various films and publications produced during his career at the U.S. Army Map Service. The Merriam section supplements a separate collection of Merriam maps and papers donated to the Library in 1983.

  6. Jay I. Kislak Collection, 2000 BCE-2007 CE

    1,350 items. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Jay I. Kislak Collection encompasses almost fourteen hundred rare books, maps, manuscripts, historical documents, graphic works, and archaeological objects related to the history of the early Americas, including the pre-Columbian cultures of the Caribbean and Mesoamerica.

  7. Harry W. Frantz map collection, 1922-1950

    8 items. 1 map folder. 8 maps. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Harry W. Frantz map collection contains eight maps related to commerical aviation routes, airmail routes, and an aeronautical chart. The materials were published between 1922 and 1950. Frantz was a correspondent for the United Press International and reported on aviation.

  8. Glenn R. Fackler World War II map collection

    14 items . 11 facsimile map sheets . 3 textual documents . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Glenn R. Fackler World War II map collection contains 11 reproductions of maps from the publication titled Eleven war maps with the dates of important events in World War II. The book was published in 1945 by the Geographia Map Co. of New York. The donor's reproductions were not large enough to completely cover the contents of the maps. Three textual documents are included.

  9. Engineering Societies Library map collection

    4,846 items. ca. 4,846 pieces (chiefly maps), some photocopies, some color; in folders sized 77 x 107 cm. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Engineering Societies Library was formed in 1915 and became a world-renowned research center. It closed in 1998. The library's map collection consists of geologic and mineral resources maps, topographic surveys, city plans, railroad maps, nautical and aeronautical charts, lake surveys, and boundary studies.

  10. John W. Moyer map collection

    18 items. 17 maps. 1 text. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of 17 maps owned by John W. Moyer that show India and also various world maps. Moyer contributed to the Library of Congress the photograph collection titled India and Her People.