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Manuscript leaf from a Roman missal of ca.1450.

Manuscript leaf from a Roman missal of ca.1450.

Date: 1450
Creator: unknown
Description: Manuscript leaf with text in Latin, in red and black, with occasional blue letters. Penciled notation on bottom of recto: "L44 1450 [illeg] Roman Missal."
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[English Script on Parchment]

[English Script on Parchment]

Date: 1500~
Creator: unknown
Description: Vellum sheet with about 55 lines of English writing, circa 1500s.
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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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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 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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A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark, with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.

A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark, with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.

Date: 1761
Creator: unknown
Description: Map showing plan of London (Westminster and Southwark) as of 1761. Streets and some buildings are noted. Scale 1:10,800.
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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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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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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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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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Course of the River Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres: Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1765.

Course of the River Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres: Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1765.

Date: June 1, 1775
Creator: Ross, Lieutenant
Description: Course of the Mississippi River from the Balise to Fort Chartres based on surveys made by the French. Surrounding geographic features are noted with relief shown pictorially.
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Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Date: 1790-1799
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Billy and his sister Kitty. Billy tries to correct the behavior of the "forward and headstrong" Kitty who had learned all the worst aspects of education at her boarding school.
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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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Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations

Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations

Date: December 24, 1798
Creator: Trudeau, Carlos
Description: Map of the city of New Orleans in 1798, including adjacent plantations (with property notes and the history of land ownership) and points of interest. Scale ca. 1:18,676 (ca. 280 toesas per inch).
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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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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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Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United States, Showing the Track pursued by the Expedition under Gov. Cass in 1820

Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United States, Showing the Track pursued by the Expedition under Gov. Cass in 1820

Date: 1820
Creator: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864.
Description: Map of the Great Lakes region showing the track of the expedition under Governor Cass in 1820. Includes place names, rivers and an inset drawing of Upper Red Cedar or Cassina Lake. Some routes are highlighted in red. Scale 1:3,801,600
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Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Date: 1826
Creator: Horace
Description: A complete set of unbound sheets of the last printing of the Pickering Horace. The Horace was originally printed by Pickering in 1820 as the first of his Diamond Classics, and are a landmark in the world of miniature books and printing. This set of sheets are a remarkable survival, giving insight into the printing and binding process. The sheets are quarter-sheet impressions, each sheet holding 8 front-and-back leaves (16 pages) of the text. The sheets have been folded into gathers, and left thus. The separately printed frontispiece engraving is included as an individual sheet. The whole is housed in a book-form leather case.
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Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Date: 1827/1853
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Adam and Eve.
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An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.

An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: At the gravesite of one of their classmates, the Sunday-school teacher tells the class that Sarah Pearce will be with God, for she loved him and honored him.
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All the world's on stilts

All the world's on stilts

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing story, where the narrator, after seeing a "lubberly boy" on stilts, reflects on people that set themselves above others and make spectacles of themselves.
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The baby is with God

The baby is with God

Date: 1827 - 1853.
Creator: unknown
Description: Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms.
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Death of little Mary

Death of little Mary

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God.
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The fall of man

The fall of man

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of the Fall of Man.
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