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    Map of America
    Creation Date: 1804
    Catalog ID: 1998.36.25
    Call Number: MAPD/A/1804
    Very large map of North and South America, mounted onto linen backing. Black ink with areas of yellow, pink and green colors, employed to depict continential and land boundaries. Western North America is depicted just prior to the Lewis and Clark Exploration. Large lithographic image in upper right corner illustrates the flora and fauna of the Americas. From Allen Early Map Collection.
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    "Nieuwe en Algemeene Kaart van America"
    Creation Date: 1783
    Catalog ID: 2003.16.38
    Call Number: MAPB/A/1783
    BACHIENE, Willem Albert
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    Novus Orbis Sive America Meridionalis et Septentrionalis ....
    Creation Date: 1730
    Catalog ID: 1998.36.7
    Call Number: MAPC/A/1730
    early map showing the western hemisphere (North and South America, caribbean, and Pacific Ocean), Matthaeus Seutter, engraver and map maker, Augsburg, Germany, dated ca. 1730, titled: " Novus Orbis Sive America Meridionalis et Septentrionalis ....," colored engraving. California is shown as an island and the North/South American Pacific Ocean exploration routes by various explorers are indicated in varying colors. The map is illustrated with images of tropical birds and Indians/aboriginal native people. Illustration (cartouche) at upper left corner depicts the conversion of aboriginal people to (Roman Catholic) Christianity. Illustration at lower left corner shows Native people (or possibly slaves) processing sugar cane. The map was probably originally of one of a series of five maps of the World and the Continents published in 1730 by Seutter. From Allen Early Map Collection.
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    "America Septentrio Nalis."
    Creation Date: 1652
    Catalog ID: 1975.14.12
    Call Number: MAPB/NA/1652
    Early map of North America, printed in Amsterdam by Jan Jansson, 1652 (possibly 1650). The area depicted includes the northern part of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and North America (to the Arctic Circle). California is shown as an island. The area north of California is unknown. Known geographic features (mountains, rivers, lakes, towns) are indicated. The greatest detail is present in Central/South America and the Caribbean. Small illustrations of animals and ships are scattered over the map. Larger pictoral images of Native Peoples and mermaids frame the title and publication statements. Printed descriptive text is located on the back of the map. From the Edward Allen Map Collection.
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    Creation Date: ca. 1961
    Catalog ID: 1966.82.1
    This is a wet-looking oil landscape depicting an Argentine wagon train drawn by oxen on the pampas. Cloudy, stormy sky overhead. Three males (each in a poncho) and one cow as well as three or four two-wheeled wagons (oxen unhitched) containing large bales of cargo.
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    A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar: and present state of the several kingdoms of the world
    Creation Date: 1771
    Catalog ID: 1996.68.14
    Call Number: 910/G984n/1771
    728 p.; ill., maps, charts; 22 cm.; America pp 603-626 and British America 627-671. Folding maps facing pp. 626-27; 2006.68.14
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    To South America, a new land of opportunity for the business man, a paradise of scenic beauty for the tourist, South America
    Creation Date: ca. 1915
    Catalog ID: 2009.87.8
    Call Number: EPH/387.559/L198t/1915
    Illustrated pamphlet (23x15 cm., 31 p.) describes countries and cities of South America and "the finest ships sailing" there; includes general travel information (baggage, ships' amenities, money, taxes, immigration regulations, etc.). Colored illustrated front cover, inscribed "South America," features young women representing each continent, holding hands and imposed upon map showing ship routes. Back cover includes map and listing of company's offices, including Seattle. Edward Nolan Collection. Ephemera
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    Creation Date: 1706
    Catalog ID: 1975.14.19
    Call Number: MAPB/A/1706
    Early, hand colored map of North and South America, engraved by Pieter Schenk, Amsterdam, 1706. Known cities, geographic features and Pacific/Atlantic and Caribbean Islands are shown. California is depicted as an island and the northwest portion of North American is shown as unknown (unexplored). Large, colorful graphics depicting Native Americans surrounded by gold or spices, a camel, European Explorers, and Greek/Roman water gods are present in the upper and lower left corners of the map. From Edward Allen Map Collection.
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    [Daffodil Festival pin for 1981]
    Creation Date: 1981
    Catalog ID: 2010.99.11
    Souvenir pin promoting Daffodil Festival, 1981. Made in Taiwan for unknown manufacturer. Round; made of gold tone metal. Butterfly clutch backing. Blue enameled globe design with yellow and green daffodils and green continents in center. Outer edge is white enameled with gold-color lettering of name and date of festival.
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    Pirates of the Pacific, 1575-1742, Pirates on the west coast of New Spain, 1575-1742
    Creation Date: 1990
    Catalog ID: 1997.1.348
    Call Number: 972/G315p/1990
    274 p.; ill., maps; 21 cm.; Reprint. Originally published: Pirates on the west coast of New Spain, 1575-1742. Glendale, CA. : A.H. Clark Co., 1960; ''A Bison book''; Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-257) and index