Digital Exhibits

  • The Mitchell Map, 1755-1782: An Irony of Empire

    The Mitchell Map has been described, and rightly so, as the most important map in North American history. The most comprehensive map of North America produced during the Colonial Era, it represented the various territorial claims made not only by the competing British and French empires but also by the various British colonies.

  • The Basle 1494 Columbus Letter

    Christopher Columbus’s letter announcing the success of his voyage to the “islands of the Indian sea” is one of the most remarkable documents ever published.