Gary E. and Janet J. Venable Antiquarian Atlas & Map Collection

Creator

Venable, Gary E.
Venable, Janet J.

Title

Gary E. and Janet J. Venable Antiquarian Atlas & Map Collection

Description

The Venable Collection documents the history of cartography, geography, and exploration from the sixteenth through the early twentieth century. Materials in the collection include maps on loose sheets, bound atlases, textbooks, and works on geography. Over 150 single-sheet maps provide examples of the work of noted cartographers such as Abraham Ortelius, Willem Blaeu, Thomas Kitchin, and John Speed.

Holdings: 163 single-sheet maps; 79 bound atlases

Access

The collection is available to all researchers. Request materials for use in the Special Collections reading room.

The collection is in the process of being fully catalogued and described. Provisional finding aids are available.

Relation

Featured Items

Fifth map, or, Map of 1733 : to accompany Willard's History of the United States.
Covers the Atlantic Coast of North America from Nova Scotia to Florida./ Shows route of General Oglethorpe, 1733, and Palatines from Germany sent by Queen Ann, 1708./ Appears in Emma Willard's History of the United States, or Republic of America,…

La Floride : suivant les nouvelles observations de Messrs. de l'Academie royale des sciences, etc.
Covers part of Mexico, New Mexico, Texas, and Florida as far North as Illinois and Philadelphia, includes also the Carolinas, Virgina and Maryland

Various Plans and Draughts of Cities, Towns, Harbours &c . . .
[New York, Boston, Charleston, Delaware River to Philadelphia & Havana].

The United States of America confirmed by treaty 1783.
Lists the original territorial divisions of New England, New York, Virginia, Carolina and the states and territories created from them. Shows Franklinia in present Tennessee.

Map Illustrating the Plan of the Defences of the Western and North Western Frontier, as Proposed by Charles Gratiot in his report of Oct. 31, 1837.
Shows the lands of the Omaha, Pawnee, Shawnee, Delaware, Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw and other Native American tribes west of Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Also shows the American forts throughout.

Map Illustrating the Plan of the Defences of the Western and North Western Frontier, as Proposed by the Hon. J. R. Poinsett Sec. of War, in his report of Dec. 30, 1837.
Map showing the lands just west of the Mississippi River from Fort Snelling in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Shows the lands of the Omaha, Pawnee, Shawnee, Delaware, Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw and other Native American tribes west of Missouri,…

Map of the Middle States engraved to illustrate Mitchell’s New Intermediate Geography.
Shows railroads, cities, and towns for the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware./ Prime merdians: Washington and Greenwich.

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