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Le tableau parlant: comédie-parade, en un acte et en vers

Le tableau parlant: comédie-parade, en un acte et en vers

Date: 1773
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784.
Description: This is a 1773 printed copy of the libretto of "Le tableau parlant" (The talking picture), a one-act comic opera by M. Anseaume, set to music by Grétry. The opera was staged for the first time by the troupe of Italian actors of King Louis XV, on Wednesday, September 20, 1769. The back of the t.p. lists the names of the original actors who performed the characters of the opera at its premier: Isabelle (Madame Trial), [Jean-Louis Laruette] (Cassandre, Isabelle's tutor), [Madame Laruette (Colombine, Isabelle's lady-in-waiting), M. Trial (Léandre, Cassandra's nephew, who is in love with Isabelle), and [[Jean-Baptiste Clairval] (Léandre's valet). The final scene is a vaudeville sung by all of the characters. The music of the vaudeville is included at the end on pp. [45-48]. The library's copy of the libretto is bound with the libretto of Jean François Marmontel's comic opera "La fausse magie."
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Detailed Map of the Rev'd Dr. Livingston's Route across Africa

Detailed Map of the Rev'd Dr. Livingston's Route across Africa

Date: 1857
Creator: Arrowsmith, J.
Description: Detailed map showing the Reverend Dr. Livingstone's route across Africa constructed from his astronomical observations with bearings, estimated distances, sketches and notations. It includes settlements, rivers and other topographical features.
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Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

Date: 1851
Creator: Atwood, J. M. (John M.)
Description: Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine.
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The Delta (Lower Egypt).

The Delta (Lower Egypt).

Date: 1898
Creator: Baedeker, Karl.
Description: Color map of the Lower Egypt Delta in 1898. Includes major roads, cities and towns and some geographical features. Scale 1:1,000,000.
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[3 Travel Maps]

[3 Travel Maps]

Date: 1855
Creator: Belcher, Edward, Sir, 1799-1877
Description: Three travel maps which are meant to accompany a text about expeditions in the area. The first map shows the north pole and northernmost parts of North America and Greenland; some exploration routes and geographic features are noted. The second map shows exploration and discoveries in the Arctic Sea area with regions and some geographic features noted. The third map is a nautical chart of the Port of Lievely with depths marked in fathoms and some relief of surrounding land marked.
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Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre

Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre

Date: 1763~
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772.
Description: Hand-drawn map of the world, circa 1763. The place names are in French with some cities noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
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Carte Reduite du Golphe du Mexique, et des Isles de l'Amerique.

Carte Reduite du Golphe du Mexique, et des Isles de l'Amerique.

Date: 1774
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772.
Description: Map of the Caribbean area in 1774, including some portions of Central America. Some towns and roads are noted as well as depths and other geographic features, with relief shown pictorially.
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Map of Colorado Territory, Compiled from Government Maps & actual Surveys made in 1861.

Map of Colorado Territory, Compiled from Government Maps & actual Surveys made in 1861.

Date: November 1, 1861
Creator: Case, Francis M.
Description: Map of Colorado Territory compiled from government maps and surveys. Includes place names, rivers and some geographical features, with relief shown by hachures.
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Map Showing the Location of Battle Fields of Virginia

Map Showing the Location of Battle Fields of Virginia

Date: 1891
Creator: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.
Description: Hand-drawn color map of the state of Virginia which shows the location of Civil War battlefields (1861-1865), Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad lines, distinguishing between those which are pre-war and post-war, other railroads during the war, plank roads, turnpikes, other roads and light houses. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures.
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Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 1

Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 1

Date: 1841
Creator: Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Description: Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education.
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Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 3

Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 3

Date: 1841
Creator: Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Description: Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education.
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[Theatre Royal Playbill]

[Theatre Royal Playbill]

Date: 1798
Creator: Drury Lane Theatre.
Description: One-page announcement of plays to be performed January 25, 1798 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. The first advertisement reads: "Never Acted. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Thursday January 25, 1798, Their Majesties Servants will perform a New Comedy in Five acts called Knave or Not" (followed by a list of actors), "To which will be added (8th time) a new Grand Dramatick Romance called Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations, entirely new." (followed by a list of additional actors, composers, and other contributors). A note at the bottom of the page says, "From the most unbounded and universal approbation, with which the new Dramatick Romance of Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! is receiv-ed, the fame will be repeated every evening till further notice. Ladies and Gentlemen who have been disappointed of Places for the New Drama of The Castle-Spectre, are respectfully informed, that the same will be repeated for the 23rd. time on Monday next."
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Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America

Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America

Date: 1845
Creator: Greenhow, Robert, 1800-1854. & Ringgold, George H.
Description: An 1845 map of the Pacific coastline starting slightly west of present-day Alaska and extending to Mexico, including Oregon, California,and regions north to the Arctic. It shows cities and some towns, and selected rivers, mountains, and other features. This map is meant to accompany a history of Oregon, California, and other west-coast territories.
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[Collection of Travel Maps]

[Collection of Travel Maps]

Date: 1762
Creator: Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786.
Description: Nine maps depicting the travels of the author to accompany his journals. The first map shows routes through parts of the Middle East and Asia with references to the Orenburgh Expedition. The second map shows routes in Northern Europe and parts of Russia, including towns in Prussia, Germany, and the Netherlands. The third map shows various portions of the Volga River in four separate, overlapping insets with nearby towns noted. The fourth map shows an area around the Eastern Ocean including present-day Saudi Arabia and India; regions and towns are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The fifth map shows land around the Caspian Sea including routes of the Russian Embassy, towns, and geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The sixth map shows a portion of Russia depicting the Orenburgh Expedition as well as towns, landmarks, and geographic features which are marked pictorially. The seventh map shows the Caspian Sea with surrounding regions and geographic features (with relief marked pictorially). The eighth map shows Europe and some surrounding areas including routes taken by the Russia Company, cities, and geographic features. The final (ninth) map is of Siberia and bordering areas; regions and landmarks are noted as ...
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Battles of Mexico : line of operations of the U.S. Army under the command of Major General Winfield Scott on the 19th and 20th of August, 1847

Battles of Mexico : line of operations of the U.S. Army under the command of Major General Winfield Scott on the 19th and 20th of August, 1847

Date: 1847
Creator: Hardcastle, E. L. F. (Edmund Lafayette), 1824-1899
Description: Hand-drawn map showing U.S. Army battles in Mexico, under Major General Winfield Scott. Several different lines are marked to show different Army divisions.
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Europa, secundum legitimas projectionis stereographic︠a︡e regulas et juxta recentissimas observationes ︠a︡eque ac relationes adhibitis qvoq[ue] veterum monumentorum subsidiis

Europa, secundum legitimas projectionis stereographic︠a︡e regulas et juxta recentissimas observationes ︠a︡eque ac relationes adhibitis qvoq[ue] veterum monumentorum subsidiis

Date: 1743
Creator: Hase, Johann Matthias, 1684-1742.
Description: Hand-drawn, color map of Europe as of 1743 with place names, geopolitical borders and some topographical features. Boundaries and features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
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The World on Mercator's Projection, Western Part

The World on Mercator's Projection, Western Part

Date: 1812
Creator: Hebert, L. & Pinkerton, John, 1758-1826.
Description: Hand-drawn color map of the western part of the world as known in 1812. Shows major rivers, explorers' routes, place names and locations of some population groups. Relief is marked by hachures.
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The Environs, or Countries Twenty Miles Round London

The Environs, or Countries Twenty Miles Round London

Date: 1761
Creator: Kitchin, Thomas
Description: Hand-drawn map of 20 counties around London in 1761. Various buildings and features are marked on the map pictorally.
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L'Amerique meridionale: Dressée sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus recens

L'Amerique meridionale: Dressée sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus recens

Date: 1722
Creator: L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726.
Description: Hand-drawn color map of South America in 1708. Countries are shaded in different colors and some paths are marked in color. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
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Glass Axe

Glass Axe

Date: 1896
Creator: Libbey Glass Company
Description: Clear glass axe or hatchet, made at the Libbey Glass Company display as a souvenir of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. One side of blade with relief inscription "World's Fair / 1983"; other side of blade with relief portrait of George Washington, and inscription "The Father Of His Country". Handle with relief inscription near base: "Libbey Glass Co / Toledo, Ohio."
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Lloyd's Official Map of the State of Virginia

Lloyd's Official Map of the State of Virginia

Date: 1861
Creator: Lloyd, James T.
Description: Hand-colored map of the state of Virginia in 1861, used by General Scott to plan campaigns during the Civil War. Counties are labeled and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. It includes advertisements, tables of population, steamboat routes, and altitudes, and notes on mapping and geology in text blocks around the outside of the map.
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[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]

[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]

Date: 1849
Creator: Lynch, William Francis, 1801-1865.
Description: Two maps that accompany a narrative about a U.S. expedition in 1849. The first sketch map is of the area around the Dead Sea (Scale ca. 1:126,720). The second sketch map details the area around the River Jordan (Scale ca. 1:63,360). Each map includes some landmarks of the area and depths including relief shown by hachures. An additional page (front and back) has handwritten notes containing the expense sheet from the expedition.
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National Highways preliminary map of the state of Texas: showing sixty-two hundred miles of national highways proposed by the National Highways Association, Washington, D.C.

National Highways preliminary map of the state of Texas: showing sixty-two hundred miles of national highways proposed by the National Highways Association, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 1916
Creator: National Highways Association
Description: Blue line political map of Texas with proposed highways in red. Various statistics are shown in the bottom left corner. Scale 1:1,000,000
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Ground Plan of Newgate.

Ground Plan of Newgate.

Date: 1808
Creator: Neild, James, 1744-1814.
Description: Floor plan for part of Newgate Prison in London, England. Scale ca. 1:192.
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