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[English Script on Parchment]

Description: Vellum sheet with about 55 lines of English writing, circa 1500s.
Date: 1500~
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

[Collection of Travel Maps]

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 well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
Date: 1762
Creator: Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

[Theatre Royal Playbill]

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."
Date: 1798
Creator: Drury Lane Theatre.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations

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).
Date: December 24, 1798
Creator: Trudeau, Carlos
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Ground Plan of Newgate.

Description: Floor plan for part of Newgate Prison in London, England. Scale ca. 1:192.
Date: 1808
Creator: Neild, James, 1744-1814.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The World on Mercator's Projection, Western Part

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.
Date: 1812
Creator: Hebert, L. & Pinkerton, John, 1758-1826.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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

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
Date: 1820
Creator: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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

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).
Date: April 1828
Creator: Ward, H. G. (Henry George), 1797-1860.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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

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.
Date: January 6, 1835
Creator: United States. General Land Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America

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.
Date: 1845
Creator: Greenhow, Robert, 1800-1854. & Ringgold, George H.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Parables of our Lord

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.
Date: 1846
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]

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.
Date: 1849
Creator: Lynch, William Francis, 1801-1865.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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

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.
Date: 1851
Creator: Atwood, J. M. (John M.)
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

[3 Travel Maps]

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.
Date: 1855
Creator: Belcher, Edward, Sir, 1799-1877
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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

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.
Date: 1857
Creator: Arrowsmith, J.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Lloyd's Official Map of the State of Virginia

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.
Date: 1861
Creator: Lloyd, James T.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections