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  • The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps (Cartobibliography)
    Spain and Portugal expanded in rapid fashion from the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe, following the late fifteenth century discoveries along the African coast, the Indian Ocean, and in the Americas and Asia. New discoveries and exploration brought with them the need for improved information in descriptions and maps as the Luso-Hispanic world began to be formed in the early years of the sixteenth century. Vast expanses of the Americas, of Asia, and of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans were uncovered and explored repeatedly until a reasonable understanding of the entire world unfolded. Spain and Portugal were in the vanguard of Europe's overseas expansion, ushering a shift from an interior looking Europe to one that sought territories and trade worldwide.
  • [McConnell's Economic Surveys Collection]
    The [McConnell's Economic Survey Collection] is a set of manuscript maps and plans that primarily concerns economic development projects in the City of Los Angeles and southern Califorina from 1920s to 1970s. The surveys were conducted by Cormac McConnell on behalf of various businesses and other entities in order to anticipate construction costs and the likely profitability of business situated in a said geographic space. [chiefly maps, manuscript maps ; 164 folders]
  • [Willard B. Prince collection of World War I maps and other related graphic materials]
    The collection primarily consists of World War I military maps created by Willard B. Prince, a cartographer who served in the American 5th Division during the war. An incomplete set of Princes' letters and photographic materials are part of the collection. After the war, Prince designed the Heisman Trophy for the Downtown Athletic Club. A limited number records related to that history are present. [336 items chiefly of printed maps, manuscript maps, manuscripts ; 32 containers]
  • [Progressive military maps of the United States]
    Set of topographic maps created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1894 to 1945, in the event it became necessary to move troops throughout the country. They are replete with detailed information relevent to such manuevers. The areas represented include: the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Panama Canal Area. [1344 maps]
  • Oregon Department of Transportation City Maps
    City maps issued by the Oregon Department of Transportation showing highways, streets, parks, railroads, schools, public buildings, section corners, water features, land features, and various boundaries. [maps : col. ; 64 x 44 cm. or smaller, on sheets 70 x 49 cm. or smaller]
  • [Maps from the Charles Pelot Summerall papers, primarily showing First World War battles and campaigns in France]
    This is a collection of maps from the Charles Pelot Summerall papers that have been transferred from the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. These include manuscript maps, manuscript copies of maps, annotated printed maps, printed maps, and photocopied maps. The maps show various World War I battles and campaigns, including those of Argonne, Meuse, Saint Mihiel, and Verdun; as well as, captured German military maps. The collection also includes maps of Camp Zachary Taylor, Fort Bragg, and southeastern United States ports. [maps : some colored ; various sizes; some textual documents accompany maps. ; 71 folders; 1 bound, oversized volume; and disbound duplicates of the oversized volume]
  • Herold J. Wiens Collection
    Consists of pen and ink drawings, pencil sketches, facsimiles, and photographs of aerial views showing all or part of China during the period of World War II. The collection also consists of technical drawing equipment, notes, charts, atlases, some books, personal folders, letters, correspondence, and other miscellaneous items. [264 pieces ; chiefly maps ; charts, and views]
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