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Map of Routes to the Principal Mining Districts in the Central States of Mexico.

Map of Routes to the Principal Mining Districts in the Central States of Mexico.

Date: April 1828
Creator: Ward, H. G. (Henry George), 1797-1860.
Description: Map of several states bordering the Gulf of Mexico in central Mexico from 1828. The routes to the principal mining districts and other roads are marked, as well as towns, landmarks, rivers, and some topographic features (with relief shown by hachures).
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Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.

Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.

Date: January 6, 1835
Creator: United States. General Land Office.
Description: Land Grant for 40 acres in Monroe, Michigan, granting "the north east quarter of the south west quarter, of section nine, in the township eight south, of range three east, in the District of lands subject to sale at Monroe, Michigan Territory, containing forty acres." This is Certificate 149.
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The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

Date: 1840/1849
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.
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Sewing basket

Sewing basket

Date: 1840/1901
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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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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The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

Date: 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts.
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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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Parables of our Lord

Parables of our Lord

Date: 1846
Creator: unknown
Description: An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine.
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Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Date: 1846
Creator: Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795.
Description: Almanac for 1847, bound in publisher's yellow printed wrappers, with hole at upper left through which a string is looped for suspension. The almanac contains information on eclipses, tides, phases of the moon, rising and setting of the moon/sun, historical facts, and quotations. Anonymous gift to the Miniature Books Collection in 2003.
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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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[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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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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Flowers for a juvenile garland.

Flowers for a juvenile garland.

Date: [1850-1859]
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts.
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Aaron

Aaron

Date: 1853/1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Aaron, first High Priest of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
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Moses. Part 1

Moses. Part 1

Date: 1853 - 1857
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Moses.
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Isaac

Isaac

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Isaac, Patriarch of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
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Joshua

Joshua

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Joshua, leader of the Children Of Israel after Moses. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
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Miriam

Miriam

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
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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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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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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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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 of Public Surveys in Colorado Territory to accompany a report of the Surveyor Gen., 1863

Map of Public Surveys in Colorado Territory to accompany a report of the Surveyor Gen., 1863

Date: 1863
Creator: Pierce, John.
Description: Map of Colorado Territory in 1863 showing place names and geographical features (with relief shown by hachures). Scale 1:1,140,480
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