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Map of North and South America

view Map of North and South America digital asset: Americae nova Tabula
Graphic artist:
Blaeu, William
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 1/8 in x 21 7/8 in; 40.9575 cm x 55.5625 cm
Object Name:
print
map
Object Type:
Engraving
Place Made:
North America
South America
Date made:
ca 1648
Description:
William Blaeu's decorative map, made about 1648, includes oval vignettes of Latin American cities and harbors along the top border. Paired examples of different native peoples line either side, including the King and Queen of Florida shown in the detail. The map represents contemporary geographical understanding of the New World, together with sea monsters and other imaginative features.
Many maps of the Americas were produced during the period of exploration and colonial settlement in the 17th century. The period between 1630 and 1700 is known as the golden age of Dutch cartography, as the Netherlands was a center for map publishing as well as for the country's maritime enterprise that depended on maps and charts.
The Museum's map collection includes a number of important examples received as a gift from Mabel Brady Garvan, who, with her husband Francis P. Garvan, built an important collection of American paintings, furniture, and decorative arts that is now at the Yale University Art Gallery.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Maps
Exploration and Discovery
Indians
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan
ID Number:
GA.24335
Accession number:
251493
Catalog number:
24335
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Measuring & Mapping
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1029407
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Map of North and South America

view Map of North and South America digital asset: Nova Totius Americae
Maker:
De Wit, F.
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 3/16 in x 21 7/8 in; 43.65625 cm x 55.5625 cm
Object Name:
print
map
Object Type:
Engraving
Place made:
Nederland: Noord-Holland, Amsterdam
Depicted:
United States: California
Date made:
ca 1650
Description:
Frederick de Wit's decorative map, made about 1650, includes oval vignettes of Latin American cities along the top border. Single figures of different native peoples line either side, including a Virginiani chief and brave, as shown in the detail. Some figures have been crudely colored to cover their nakedness. The map represents a flawed understanding of New World geography, such as picturing California as an island.
Many maps of the Americas were produced during the period of exploration and colonial settlement in the 17th century. The period between 1630 and 1700 is known as the golden age of Dutch cartography, as the Netherlands was a center for map publishing as well as for the country's maritime enterprise that depended on maps and charts.
The Museum's map collection includes a number of important examples received as a gift from Mabel Brady Garvan, who, with her husband Francis P. Garvan, built an important collection of American paintings, furniture, and decorative arts that is now at the Yale University Art Gallery.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Indians
Maps
Exploration and Discovery
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan
ID Number:
GA.24303
Accession number:
251493
Catalog number:
GA*24303
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Measuring & Mapping
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1313463
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Map of North and South America

view Map of North and South America digital asset: Carte tres curieuse
Graphic artist:
Chatelain, Henri Abraham
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 45 cm x 143 cm; 17 11/16 in x 56 5/16 in
Object Name:
print
map
Object Type:
Engraving
Place made:
Nederland: Noord-Holland, Amsterdam
Date made:
1719
Description:
This map of North and South America appeared as part of a seven-volume historic atlas published in Paris between 1705 and 1720. It was also issued separately, and its large size together with its companion lower half suggest its use as a wall chart. Only a detail is shown here. Circular portraits identify nine great explorers, including Columbus, Magellan, and Vespucci. Five voyages of discovery are marked on the Pacific Ocean, the southern ocean of the title.
Elaborate engraved vignettes depict beavers building a dam, Native Americans hunting and fishing, and other men salting and drying codfish. Niagara Falls is pictured, and California is shown as an island, although the growing belief that it was part of the continent is noted.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Exploration and Discovery
Maps
Wild Animals
Indians
ID Number:
GA.313248.01a
Catalog number:
313248.01
Accession number:
313248
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1021974
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Aboriginal Map of North America Denoting the Boundaries and the Locations of Various Indian Tribes 1857

view Aboriginal Map of North America Denoting the Boundaries and the Locations of Various Indian Tribes 1857 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Arrowsmith, John
Physical description:
1 sheet 55 cm x 46 cm
Culture:
American Indian
Type:
Maps
Date:
1857
Cite as:
Records of the Bureau of the American Ethnology, Map Collection, 78, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA INV 00000078
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2448

Map

view Map digital asset number 1
Designer:
Esselte Map Service
Maker:
Graphic Jackets
Company:
Interarts
Medium:
Medium: Tyveck Technique: 4-color printing process plus 1 PMS color.
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Map
Designed in:
Sweden
Made in:
USA
Date:
1989
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Two rectangular maps covering almost half the world. The two maps taken together give an almost complete coverage of the world. There is some duplication of maps on a and b.
Credit Line:
Gift of Interarts
Accession Number:
1991-14-1-a,b
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1991-14-1-a_b
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Map

view Map digital asset number 1
Designer:
Esselte Map Service
Maker:
American Printers & Lithographers
Company:
Interarts
Medium:
Medium: Tyveck Technique: information from donor "4-color process colors plus 1 PMS color; offset printed."
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Map
Designed in:
Sweden
Made in:
USA
Date:
1990
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Black bordered political map of the world. Because of the change necessary when a sphere is presented as a flat sheet, areas at the top and bottom are repeated in each corner. Van Der Grinten projection.
Credit Line:
Gift of Interarts
Accession Number:
1991-14-4
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1991-14-4

1958 Guatemala Map - Guatemala

view 1958 Guatemala Map - Guatemala digital asset number 1
Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-07-01T18:25:52.000Z
Video Title:
1958 Guatemala Map - Guatemala
Description:
Guatemala Map (Guatemala) (1958): Map of Guatemala: topography, regions and cities -- SILENT FILM CLIP This film clip is from Thayer Soule's travelogue, "Rainbow Lands of Central America", archived in the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. For more information, view the complete catalog record: http://tinyurl.com/HSFAcatalog. For information on Thayer Soule see SIRIS blog post: http://tinyurl.com/qyn6fkd.
Views:
1,343
Video Duration:
49 sec
Topic:
Anthropology
Youtube Category:
Education
See more by:
HSFAFilmClips
YouTube Channel:
HSFAFilmClips
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_AfQP6nwcKGQ

Mola : Map Of Panama

view Mola : Map Of Panama digital asset number 1
Collector:
Dr. Felix W. McBryde
Length:
69cm
Width:
54.2cm
Culture:
Kuna (Guna)
Object Type:
Mola
Place:
San Blas Islands, Panama, Central America
Collection Date:
1964
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
29 Jan 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
USNM Number:
E433541-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_11479795
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Map of North and South America Labeled "Indian and Eskimo Ingenuity"

view Map of North and South America Labeled "Indian and Eskimo Ingenuity" digital asset number 1
Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1957
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Map, that goes from floor to ceiling of North and South America, showing examples of Native Americans imagination and skill in using the resources of their environment is part of the exhibit entitled "Native Peoples of the Americas" which opened in 1957 in the National Museum of Natural History.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 8
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Indians of North America
Exhibitions
Archaeology
Native Peoples of the Americas (Exhibition)
Science
Standard number:
MNH-001 or MNH001
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10554

Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1892

view Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1892 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Physical description:
1 sheet 84 cm x 52 cm
Culture:
American Indian
Type:
Maps
Date:
1892
Cite as:
Records of the Bureau of the American Ethnology, Map Collection, 294, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA INV 00000294
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2664

Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1907

view Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1907 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Annotator:
ANONYMOUS
Physical description:
1 sheet 84 cm x 52 cm
Culture:
American Indian
Type:
Maps
Date:
1907
Cite as:
Records of the Bureau of the American Ethnology, Map Collection, 299, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA INV 00000299
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2669

Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1895

view Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1895 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Physical description:
1 sheet 84 cm x 53 cm
Culture:
American Indian
Type:
Maps
Date:
1895
Cite as:
Records of the Bureau of the American Ethnology, Map Collection, 296, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA INV 00000296
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2666

Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1905

view Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1905 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Physical description:
1 sheet 84 cm x 52 cm
Culture:
American Indian
Type:
Maps
Date:
1905
Cite as:
Records of the Bureau of the American Ethnology, Map Collection, 297, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA INV 00000297
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2667

Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1906

view Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1906 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Physical description:
1 sheet 84 cm x 52 cm
Culture:
American Indian
Type:
Maps
Date:
1906
Cite as:
Records of the Bureau of the American Ethnology, Map Collection, 298, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA INV 00000298
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2668

Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1891

view Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States 1891 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Annotator:
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Physical description:
1 sheet 84 cm x 52 cm
Culture:
American Indian
Type:
Maps
Date:
1891
Cite as:
Records of the Bureau of the American Ethnology, Map Collection, 293, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
History
Local number:
NAA INV 00000293
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2663

Map Showing Indian Resrvations Within the Limits of the United States 1894

view Map Showing Indian Resrvations Within the Limits of the United States 1894 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Physical description:
1 sheet 84 cm x 52 cm
Culture:
American Indian
Type:
Maps
Date:
1894
Cite as:
Records of the Bureau of the American Ethnology, Map Collection, 295, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA INV 00000295
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2665

Map of Mexico [lantern slide]: map of Mexico and a portion of the United States

view Map of Mexico [lantern slide]: map of Mexico and a portion of the United States digital asset number 1
Physical description:
1 lantern slide: col. ; 3.25 x 4 in
Type:
Maps
Lantern slides
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937
1937 Jan
Notes:
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "3."
Local number:
MX019001
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381033

2c Map of Panama single

Title: Scott Catalogue Canal Zone 1
view 2c Map of Panama single digital asset number 1
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Canal Zone (U.S. government reservation; PANAMA)
Object number:
2005.2005.115.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2005.2005.115.1

5c Map of Panama single

Title: Scott Catalogue Canal Zone 2
view 5c Map of Panama single digital asset number 1
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Canal Zone (U.S. government reservation; PANAMA)
Object number:
2005.2005.115.2
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2005.2005.115.2

2c Map of Panama single

Title: Scott Catalogue Panama 9
view 2c Map of Panama single digital asset number 1
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 7/8 x 1 1/16 in. (2.3 x 2.7 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Panama (department; COLOMBIA)
Date:
1888
Object number:
2011.2005.121
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2011.2005.121

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