Exhibit Section

  • International flags & countries

    Outline 2016 Illustrated Mapmaking Contest Top Ten Maps Story Places Humorous Maps of the Past International Flags & Countries Close to Home Buildings & Monuments Sports Maps Plants & Animals State ...

  • Report of the Joint Select Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, of the State of Maine, in relation to the North-Eastern Boundary of the State.

    Report of the Joint Select Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, of the State of Maine, in relation to the North-Eastern Boundary of the State. State of Maine, 1828 State on the part of the United Stat...

  • Popular and Pedagogic Works

    Maps and diagrams are effective in explaining the Cosmos. They were prominent in the public lectures on astronomy that were a popular form of entertainment in the early 1800s: lanterns projected images painted on glass onto screens. In reaction, Isaa...

  • Works of Scientific Investigation

    The French-born artist and lithographer Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827–1895) was also an amateur astronomer with the remarkable ability to synthesize his observations into sensitive and informative images. His drawings of a meteor shower in Nove...

  • Section Eight: Arctic Images in Illustrated London News

     Items 46 through 49 These images from the Illustrated London News depict the harsh conditions endured by the various expeditions sent to rescue Captain Sir John Franklin between 1848 and 1878. Captain Franklin departed from England for the Arc...

  • Section Seven: Engravings from Arctic Expeditions

    In 1906 Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first to navigate the Northwest Passage entirely by ship.  Amundsen used a small crew of six men and a 45-ton herring boat, the Gjøa, to deftly navigate the narrow channels of the passage. During thei...

  • Section Four: The Debate in the Academie de Sciences

    Upon Joseph Nicholas De L'Isle's return to Paris in 1747, he published the Carte Des Nouvelles Découvertes Au Nord de la Mer de Sud . . . 1750, (Item 19) The French cartographic community was gripped with an intense period of scientific inquiry into...

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  • Section Five: Wartime Atlases

     There was a great deal of interest regarding the "European War" in the United States even before it became involved in 1917; naturally, interest only increased once American soldiers were fighting alongside the Allies. Americans at the home fro...