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

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."
Date: 1773
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784.
Item Type: Text
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

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

The Delta (Lower Egypt).

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.
Date: 1898
Creator: Baedeker, Karl.
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

Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre

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).
Date: 1763~
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

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

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.
Date: 1774
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Map Showing the Location of Battle Fields of Virginia

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.
Date: 1891
Creator: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.
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

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

[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

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

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.
Date: 1743
Creator: Hase, Johann Matthias, 1684-1742.
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

Glass Axe

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."
Date: 1896
Creator: Libbey Glass Company
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

[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

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