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Graphic Materials, 1516-1931
Locations: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress; Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Graphic materials include three important watercolor paintings of scenes from the Popol Vuh, the creation myth of the ancient Quiché Maya, by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera; a series of eight large paintings of the conquest and the defeat of Montezuma II, the Aztec emperor of Mexico, by an unknown indigenous artist; and early photography of archaeological sites by Désiré Charnay. Also included are important maps like those of Baptista Boazio illustrating the voyages of Sir Frances Drake and the Carta marina navigatoria Portugallen navigations atque tocius cogniti orbis terre marisque, 1516, by the mapmaker Martin Waldseemüller .

Material types include maps, paintings, and photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by creator or title.
Graphic materials in this series are held in the Geography and Map Division and in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Researchers are advised to contact the appropriate division prior to visiting in order to determine whether the desired materials will be available at that time.
Almendariz, Ricardo, coleccion de estampas copiadas de las figuras originales, que de medio y baxo relieve, se manifiestan, en estucos y piedras, en varios edificios de la poblacion antigua nuevamente descubierta en las immediaciones del pueblo del Palenque en la Provincia de Ciudad Real de Chiapa, una de las del Reyno de Guatemala en la American Septentrional [graphic], [1787]
LC Call No.: Kislak MS 1010
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2007574394
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Boazio, Baptista. [Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 1585-6]. [London? : s.n., 1589]
LC Call No.: G3291.S12 s000.B6
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2007626708
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Catherwood, Frederick. [Study of a Mayan monument] [graphic] / [Frederick Catherwood]. ca. 1841.
LC Call No.: F1435.3.S34 C38 1841
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2007582750
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915. Les anciennes villes du Nouveau Monde : voyages d'explorations au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale / par Désiré Charnay, 1857-1882 ; ouvrage contenant 214 gravures et 19 cartes ou plans. Paris : Librarie Hachette et cie, 1885.
LC Call No.: F1219.C48 Copy 3
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/02005380
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Conquest of Mexico paintings, 1650-1690
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions (cm): 121.9 x 198.1
Web URL: https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/exploring-the-early-americas/conquest-of-mexico-paintings.html
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Eight detailed canvases by an unknown artist painting in Mexico tell the story of the 1521 Spanish conquest of the native Aztec people. These images highlight battles between the Spanish and the Aztecs, ceremonial encounters of the Spanish conquistador with the emperor Moctezuma, and other pivotal historic moments:
  1. The Entrance of Cortes into Tabasco
  2. The Arrival of Cortes at Veracruz and the Reception of Moteuhzoma’s Ambassadors
  3. The Meeting of Cortes and Moteuhzoma
  4. The Death Moteuhzoma at the Hands of His Own People
  5. The Sad Night
  6. The Battle of Outmba
  7. The Conquest of Tenochitlan
  8. The Capture of Cuauhtemoc
Keulen, Gerard van. Nieuwe groote en seer curieuse paskaart van geheel Westindien : vertoonende alle desselfs eylanden bayen, en rivieren mitsgaders alle droogtens en dieptens, nieuwelyks en seer naaukeurig by een gestelt uyt veele voornamen goede afpylingen en opservatien, door Ian Sikkena leermeester der wiskonst met privilegie = Nouvelle carte marine de toute les cotes de l'Amerique : montrant toutes les isles, bayes, et riviers aussi toutes les roches et profonts tous composé és plusieurs memoires de tres experimentes navigateurs par Jean Sikkena maistre mathematique /by Gerard van Keulen. Amsterdam : Gerard van Keulen, [1728?]
LC Call No.: G4391.P5 1728.K4
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2007626711
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. [Creation] [graphic] / Diego Rivera., [1931]
LC Call No.: N8214.5.A45C65 1750
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2008700230
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. [Human sacrifice before Tohil] [graphic] / D Rivera [partial monogram]. [1931]
LC Call No.: N8214.5.A45C65 1750
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2008700225
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. [Trials of the hero-twins] [graphic] / DR [monogram]., [1931]
LC Call No.: N8214.5.A45C65 1750
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2008700220
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
[Schöner Sammelband] [Saint Dié, France] : [Johann Schöner], [1517?]
LC Call No.: G1015 .S43 1517 Vault
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2016586438
Location: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Schöner, Johann, 1477-1547, cartographer. [Celestial globe gores]. [publisher not identified], [1517]
LC Call No.: G1015 .S43 1517 Vault
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2016586439
Location: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Schöner, Johann, 1477-1547, cartographer. [Fragmentary celestial globe gores]. [Strasbourg, France?] : [publisher not identified], [1517]
LC Call No.: G1015 .S43 1517 Vault
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2016586440
Location: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Schöner, Johann, 1477-1547, cartographer. [Fragmentary terrestrial globe gores]. [Saint Dié, France] : [publisher not identified], [1517]
LC Call No.: G1015 .S43 1517 Vault
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2016586441
Location: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Waldseemüller, Martin, 1470-1519, cartographer. Carta marina navigatoria Portvgallen navigationes, atqve tocius cogniti orbis terre marisqve formam natvram sitvs et terminos nostris temporibvs recognitos et ab antiqvorum traditione differentes, eciam qvor vetvsti non meminervnt avtores, hec generaliter indicat / consvmatvm est in oppido S Deodati compositione et digestione Martini Waldseemuller Ilacomili. [Strasbourg, France?] : [publisher not identified], [1516]
LC Call No.: G1015 .S43 1517 Vault
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2016586433
Location: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Waldseemüller, Martin, 1470-1519, cartographer. [Manuscript copy of sheet 6 of Waldseemüller's Carta marina]. [Saint Dié, France] : [Johann Schöner], [1516?]
LC Call No.: G1015 .S43 1517 Vault
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2016586443
Location: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Books, 1485-2007
Location: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Rare books in this series include the earliest dictionary of the indigenous language of Nahuatl, the Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana (1571) by Alonso de Molina, the Historia de Nueva-Espana, printed in Mexico City in 1770, by Francisco Antonio Lorenzana y Butron, and early printed archaeological tracts like the Descripcion Historica y Cronologica de las Dos Piedras (1792) by Antonio de Leon y Gama, as well as more modern works on Florida and the southeastern United States.
Arranged alphabetically by author or title.
Books in this series are held in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Researchers are advised to contact the Division prior to visiting in order to determine whether the desired materials will be available at that time.
Abbot, Abiel, 1770-1828. Letters written in the interior of Cuba, between the mountains of Arcana to the east, and of Cusco to the west : in the months of February, March, April, and May, 1828 / by the late Rev. Abiel Abbot. Boston : Bowles and Dearborn, 1829.
LC Call No.: F1763.A13 Copy 2
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/02009612
Abbot, George, 1562-1633. A briefe description of the whole worlde : wherein is particularly described, all the monarchies, empires, and kingdomes of the same, with their seuerall titles and scituations thereunto adioyning. At London : Printed by T. Iudson, for Iohn Browne, and are to be sould at the signe of the Bible in Fleete-Streete, 1599.
LC Call No.: G114.A1545 B754 1599
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2006584506
Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877. History of Hernando Cortez / by John S.C. Abbott. New York : Harper, 1855.
LC Call No.: F1230.C913 Copy 5
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/06000305
An account of what pass'd in the engagement near Toulon : between His Majesty's squadron under the command of Admiral Matthews, and the combin'd fleets of France and Spain, &c. London : Printed by Edward Owen in Amen Corner, [1744]
LC Call No.: LB2391.G8 G37 1721
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2008571617
Acosta, José de, 1540-1600. Historia natural y moral de las Indias : en que se tratan las cosas notables del cielo, y elementos, metales, plantas, y animales dellas : y los ritos, y ceremonias, leyes, y gouierno, y guerras de los Indios / compuesta por el padre Ioseph de Acosta religioso de la Compañia de Iesus. Impresso en Seuilla : En casa de Iuan de Leon, año de 1590.
LC Call No.: E141.A283 Copy 2
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/02001938
Acosta, José de, 1540-1600. Iosephi Acosta, Societatis Iesu, De natura noui orbis libri duo : et De promulgatione evangelii apud barbaros, sive, De procuranda Indorum salute, libri sex. Coloniae Agrippinae : In officina Birkcmannica, sumptibus Arnoldi Mylij, 1596.
LC Call No.: E141.A20 Copy 2
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/02009567
Adair, James, approximately 1709-1783. The history of the American Indians : particularly those nations adjoining to the Missisippi [sic], East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia : containing an account of their origin, language, manners, religious and civil customs, laws, form of government, punishments, conduct in war and domestic life, their habits, diet, agriculture, manufactures, diseases and method of cure, and other particulars, sufficient to render it a complete Indian system : with observations on former historians, the conduct of our colony governors, superintendents, missionaries, &c. : also an appendix, containing a description of the Floridas, and the Missisippi [sic] lands, with their productions : the benefits of colonizing Georgiana, and civilizing the Indians : and the way to make all the colonies more valuable to the mother country : with a new map of the country referred to in the history / by James Adair, Esquire, a trader with the Indians and resident in their country for forty years. London : Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly ..., MDCCLXXV [1775]
LC Call No.: E77.A213 1775 Copy 2
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/04003634
Admission of Florida : memorial of the people of the territory of Florida for admission into the Union, February 20, 1839 : read, laid upon the table, and 5,000 extra copies ordered to be printed.[Washington] : Thomas Allen, print., [1839]
LC Call No.: F315.A36 1839
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2007570037
Album pintoresco de la isla de Cuba [graphic].[Havana] : B. May y Ca., [ca. 1855] ; Berlin : Oilprinting Storch & Kramer.
LC Call No.: F1763.A39 1850 Copy 2
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/84176091
Alcedo, Antonio de, 1735-1812. The geographical and historical dictionary of America and the West Indies : containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo ... with large additions and compilations from modern voyages and travels, and from original and authentic information / by G.A. Thompson ; in five volumes. London : Printed for James Carpenter, 1812-1815.
LC Call No.: E14.A36 Copy 3
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/02001642
Alègre, d'. Histoire de Moncade, dont les principales avantures se sont passées au Mexique, premiere[-seconde] partie : avec Le marquis de Leyva, nouvelle espagnole. A Amsterdam : Chez J. Wetstein & G. Smith, 1737.
LC Call No.: PQ1951.A76 H57 1737
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2006593863
Alsedo y Herrera, Dionisio de, 1690-1777. Compendio historico de la provincia : partidos, ciudades, astilleros, rios, y puerto de Guayaquil en las costas de la mar del sur / por Don Dionysio de Alsedo y Herrera. Madrid : Manuel Fernandez, 1741.
LC Call No.: F3741.G9 A6 1741
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2007570852
Altamira, Rafael, 1866-1951. Análisis de la Recopilación de las leyes de Indias, de 1680 / Rafael Altamira y Crevea. Buenos Aires : Instituto de Historia del Derecho Argentino, 1941.
LC Call No.: KKT2680.A65 A483 1941
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2006584211
Amati, Giacinto, 1778-1850. Viaggi di Cristoforo Colombo tratti dall'opera : ricerche storico-critico-scientifiche sulle origini, scoperte, invenzioni, ecc. ecc. / dell'abate Don Giacinto Amati ; aggiuntevi storiche notizie ed illustrazioni sopra le precedenti edizioni. Milano : Colle stampe di Giovanni Pirotta, 1830.
LC Call No.: E111.A48 Copy 2
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/07022448
American Antiquarian Society. Archaeologia Americana : transactions and collections of the American Antiquarian Society. [Worcester, Mass.] : [American Antiquarian Society], [1820-1885 (Worcester, Mass. : Printed for the American Antiquarian Society by William Manning)]
LC Call No.: E172.A3
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/2008219100
American Historical Association. Annual report of the American Historical Association. Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1890-
LC Call No.: E172.A60
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/04018261
American journal of archaeology : the journal of the Archaeological Institute of America. New York : Macmillan Co., 1897-
LC Call No.: CC1.A6
Catalog record: https://lccn.loc.gov/12030242
Anales de Tula : Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City (Cod. 35-9) / comentario, Rudolf A.M. van Zantwijk. Graz, Austria : Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1979.
LC Call No.: F1219.56.M87 A53 1979 Copy 2
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