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This is an engraved hand-colored map or view-plan by Baptista Boazio that depicts Sir Francis Drake's attack on Saint Augustine on May 28-29, 1586.
Saint Augustine. Map by Baptista Boazio, 1589. Geography and Map Division.

Virtual Orientation to the Geography and Map Division

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Please join us for the third session in a new series of virtual orientations from the Geography and Map Division!

Date: Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern)

Location: Zoom

Register for this session here!

Reference librarians Carissa Pastuch and Amelia Raines will present an introduction to the collections of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. This general orientation session will highlight a wide range of cartographic formats and subject matter. The focus of the session will be on maps and online resources available to all patrons regardless of time, day, or place in the world. Topics covered will also include search tips and tricks, research and collection guides, ways to engage with the collections online, and how to prepare for a future trip in-person to the reading room. After the presentation, staff look forward to answering additional questions from attendees. We hope to see you there!

This map highlights an episode from Drake's Caribbean expedition, pictorially portraying how the English corsair (privateer) captured and burned the fort and city of Saint Augustine.
Saint Augustine. Map by Baptista Boazio, 1589. Geography and Map Division.


  1. This is such a breath of fresh air.

    Takes me away from the mundane life that I lead, and let’s me know what it really was to live, good with bad.


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