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De Cust van Westindien van La Desconoscida tot C. Escondido

Description: Map of the coastline along the western part of the Gulf of Mexico, starting in the south (left) at a point labeled "La Desconoscida" and ending in the north (right) at "C[iudad] Escondido." Segments of the coastline are shaded in red, yellow, and green, with labels for river mouths, ports, islands, and other points along the coast.
Date: 1680
Creator: Roffeveen, Arent, -1679
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique.

Description: Chart describing the governmental structure of the political entities of the Americas circa 1719 as well as a general overview, including 4 drawings and 1 map. Contents: Instruction généralle -- Conseil de l'Amerique Septentrionalle -- Conseil de Terre Ferme -- Conseil de l'Amerique Meridionalle -- Gouvernement Ecclésiastique -- Pais de l'Amerique appartenant aux autres puissances de l'Europe -- Carte de l'Amerique -- Revenue des Arch. et Eveschez de l'Amerique.
Date: 1719
Creator: Chatelain, Henri Abraham
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Chart of the Gulf Stream

Description: Map of the Gulf Stream from Florida and the Bahama Islands at lower left of map, up along the coast of North America, and to Newfoundland and the Grand Banks at upper right of map, as charted by Benjamin Franklin. At left side is text describing the journey from Newfoundland west and south along the Atlantic coast. In the text, "Gulf" is spelled "Gulph" Labrador is labeled as "Land of the Eskimaux's". Inset at upper left is a map of the Atlantic Ocean, showing the Gulf Stream.
Date: 1786
Creator: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Partner: UNT Libraries

Brazil: Provincial Railroads

Description: Map showing provincial railroads in Brazil as of 1876, indicating (with red ink) those already built, in the process of being built, and projected to be built. Includes 2 tables listing location, length, distance from Rio de Janeiro and other statistics of the railroads.
Date: 1876
Creator: Imperial Instituto Artístico (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Susanna, a Sacred Oratorio

Description: This is the score of Handel's "Susanna," a sacred oratorio in three parts published by Samuel Arnold in ca. 1795. Grove Music established 1748 as the composition year of this oratorio and not 1743, as stated on the t.p. The first performance was given on February 10, 1749. The performance forces include: soloist (SATB), mixed chorus (SATB), strings (violins, viola, violoncellos, contra basses), woodwinds (oboe (2) and bassoon), trumpets (2), and continuo. . Although composed by Handel in 1743 and published by A table of contents appears on p.205 listing the first lines of texts of arias and recitatives for each of the parts and an appended air.
Date: 1748
Creator: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Spoons : World's Columbian Expostion, Chicago, 1893

Description: A group of 6 spoons from the 1893 Chicago "World's Columbian Exposition" world's fair. Silverplated souvenir teaspoons, each with scrolling forms on handle. Bowl of each spoon is engraved with a view of a different building from the exposition: U.S. Government Building; Horticultural Building; Mines and Mining Building; Machinery Hall; Transportation Building; Manufacturers & Liberal Arts [Building].
Date: 1893
Creator: Leonard Manufacturing Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

La fausse magie

Description: This is a ca. [1775] printed copy of the libretto of "La fausse magie" (The false magic), a two-act comic opera by Jean François Marmontel, set to music by Grétry. [The opera was staged for the first time at the Théâtre Français à La Haye, on Thursday, November 30, 1775.] The final scene of act two contains the music of the couplets on pp. 47-48. The library's copy of the libretto is bound with the libretto of M. Anseaume's comic opera, "Le tableau parlant."
Date: 1775
Creator: Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799
Partner: UNT Libraries

[A Christmas Carol, Mini Classics]

Description: Photograph of Stephanie Laslett's "A Christmas Carol" from the Mini Classics Series, held by UNT Special Collections. There is an illustration of a man in a black top hat and grey coat with three children in scarves and other winter clothes, snow lightly falling around them. They are looking at a window with holiday decorations on it. The title is at the top in a tan block, and the illustrator' name at the bottom. Under the part with the illustration the dark red cover of the book can be seen.
Date: November 11, 2013
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Haunted House]

Description: Photographs of Jan Pienkowski's "Haunted House," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is covered in an illustration of a green door with the title in pink bubble letters in the middle, the author is at the top in lime green bubble letters. The door has a mail slot with a tentacle coming out of it. On the gold doorknob is a paper sticking out with the words "Let yourself in." Image 2, pop-up of gorilla in a bedroom, the bedroom containing golden curtains, bird decorations on the wall, some portraits and a clock on a mantle. A small black cat is in the bottom left. Across the bottom of both pages are the words "I can't seem to settle down. In fact I can't sit still for two minutes." Image 3, pop-up of a bathroom with a purple monster by the bathroom window.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Wild Animal Stories: A Novel Panorama Picture Book]

Description: Photographs of "Wild Animal Stories: A Panorama Picture Book," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book contains an illustration of a leopard on a tree branch, four monkeys on the branches around it with the sky a pale blue, and the title is at the top in big colorful letters. Image 2, pop-up page of a big lion laying on a rock that overlooks land with antelopes walking on it. The page on the left contains text with three small and black illustrations of a lion throughout the page. Image 3, closeup of lion pop-up. Image 4, pop-up page of two brown bears on grass and by some trees. The page on the left is filled with text and contains two small sketches of bears on the top left and bottom right. Image 5, closeup of two bears pop-up. Image 6, pop-up of a big elephant with a baby elephant in their natural habitat, more elephants behind them and a group of people with spears hiding in the grass in the distance. The page on the left containing text with an illustration of elephants at the top margin, and two more on the bottom margin. Image 7, closeup of elephants pop-up. Image 8, pop-up of a huge bison surrounded by wolves, the page on the left filled with text with an illustration of a house at the top, wolves on the bottom left, and horses being ridden on the bottom right. Image 9, closeup of the bison pop-up.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Lions' Den]

Description: Photograph of "The Lion's Den" from the Little Showman's Series' First Issue by the McLoughlin Brothers publishers, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book contains an illustration of a person covered in cloth riding a camel with a yellow blanket in between them. The camel is walking through the desert with two thin, tall trees by them. In the bottom left of the illustration are two four-legged desert animals on a rock. The illustration is seen through a red/gold decorative frame with the title at the top in thick white letters. Image 2, pop up from "The Lions Den." The pop-up shows a woman in a red dress standing by a jumping lion with a thin long object in her hand, and this is all behind a set of bars in a yellow box. Laid out in front of that is a poem titled "The Lion Queen," talking about a woman who can tame beasts.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Popeye and the Pirates: Animated!]

Description: Photographs of Segar's "Popeye and The Pirates," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is yellow with the title is in big bubble red letters at the top. Under the title is an illustration of Popeye swinging his arm, the word "splat" in an explosion in front of him surrounded by stars. On the left is a man sitting on top of a pile of gold bags. Image 2, illustration Popeye sticking out of a well, a man to the left and a woman on the right. Behind the well a bright green tree, water behind them. On the left page is the story.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Robot]

Description: Photographs of Jan Pienkowski's "Robot," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is black with a robot/electronic design mostly made up of small yellow parts, but also includes orange, purple, pink, blue and green. The title is over the middle in big white letters, with the two O's in "Robot" like eyes. Image 2, heavily detailed pop-up page of a robot wear a red polka dot cap holding a robot baby in one robot hand, and a drink in another. Her robot legs are twisted grey metal. To the left of the mother robot are different shelves filled items in jars. Through a circular window in the top right corner the earth can be seen in dark outer space, and across the bottom of the two pages are the words "miss home cooking -xpect MOM has her hands full with the new." Image 3, closeup of the top of the mom robot pop-up. Image 4, detailed pop-up of a robot from the back blow drying her "hair" in front of a mirror. On the left is a smaller black square robot swinging from the fan. The bottom of the two pages contain the words "How's SIS? Still going out with that Neanderthal." Image 5, top view of "SIS" pop-up. Image 6, closeup of robot blow drying her hair pop-up.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Floegels Geschichte des grotesk komischen, bearbeitet]

Description: Photograph of "Flogels Geschichte des Grotesk komischen" (Flogel's story of the grotesquely funny, edited) by Karl Friedrich Flogel, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is tan with a brown spine and brown right corners. Over the front is a giant black circle filled with small white illustrations of people. In the middle of it is a brown circle with a gold knight and gold lettering. Surrounding the black circle is a brown rim filled with gold lettering.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The History of Little Fanny: Exemplified in a Series of Figures]

Description: Photograph of "The History of Little Fanny: Exemplified in a Series of Figures," held by UNT Special Collections. The small white paper book is framed by little figures all around. The title is in big letters over half the page, under the title is information about the publishers S. and J. Fuller.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Movable Mother Goose: Limited Edition]

Description: Photographs of Robert Sabuda's "The Movable Mother Goose," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is yellow with a pop-up coming out of the front of a goose with a yellow feathered top, the title is on the left in part of the pop-up with a pale blue background. On top of the goose is the author's name in a bright blue slip. Image 2, pop-up of geese grouped together, with the pages sectioned out by block of color such as blue, pink and orange. In these sections are small poems. The one on the bottom right is black with a poem about the moon. Image 3, photo focused on group of geese pop-up.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections