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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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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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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 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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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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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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The Picayune's Map of New Orleans

The Picayune's Map of New Orleans

Date: 1906
Creator: The Picayune
Description: Map of New Orleans in 1906 showing street layout of the city including parks and roads.
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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 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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[Manuscript leaf of music]

[Manuscript leaf of music]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Vellum/parchment with Latin writing (mostly red ink) and musical notation (in black ink) on both sides. Probably a modern creation.
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Manuscript leaf of music.

Manuscript leaf of music.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Vellum / parchment leaf with writing on both sides. The text is in Latin, in black, with occasional red letters. It includes sections of musical notation (5-line staff notation, square dots used for the notes). Recto with 12 full lines of text, 3 partial lines of text and one partial line of music, and one line of music. Verso with two lines of music, one partial line of music (out to side on left), and 12 lines of text.
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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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A cartograph of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay : Golden Gate International Exposition

A cartograph of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay : Golden Gate International Exposition

Date: 1940
Creator: Taylor, Ruth
Description: Pictorial map showing the layout of the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939 - 1940 in San Francisco, California. The map is a bird's-eye view of the exposition area with north oriented in the upper-left. An index to the buildings is included in the lower-left corner. On the reverse, there is an additional index on the left and maps showing enlarged areas of the island as well as routes around the exposition area. The detail maps include the "Pacific Area," "International Court," "La Plaza Area," and the routes that are part of the "Elephant Train Transportation on Treasure Island."
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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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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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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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