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Archive: April 2023 (2 Posts)

Land ownership map of Strafford County, New Hampshire

Virtual Orientation: Using Maps in Genealogical Research

Posted by: Amelia Raines

This afternoon, please join Geography and Map Division staff for a virtual orientation focused on maps and genealogy! Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Time: 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern) Location: Zoom Register for this session here! Reference librarians Amelia Raines and Julie Stoner will present an introduction to the Library of Congress Geography and Map collections. This orientation session …

Printed map of Africa north of the Equator, showing toponyms, landforms, and explorers' routes

Improvements in Geography: An 18th-Century Map of North Africa

Posted by: Amelia Raines

In 1798, James Rennell, an English cartographer primarily known for his maps of British territories in India and South Asia, published A map shewing the progress of discovery & improvement, in the geography of North Africa. This map combined geographical information gathered from sources spanning more than 1.5 millennia, from recent explorers all the way …