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A Sea Otter

Date: 1784 

Description: Plate 43. Scene from Cook's Third Expedition, 1776-1779, while in Alaska.

Date: 1774-08-11 

Description: A letter from James Roberston to William Preston.

Date: 1784 

Description: Plate 39. Portrait from Cook's Third Expedition, 1776-1779, while in Alaska.

Date: 1744 

Description: A map of a plan of 16,500 acres of land.

Date: 1798 

Description: Uncolored. No scale. One of the earliest maps to show the proposed division of the northwest territory into states.


Samson Occom

Date: 1766 

Description: Portrait of Mohegan minister and preacher Samson Occom, posed sitting with his finger on a Bible on a bookstand, with Indian implements visible on the wall...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

United States Constitution, Front

Date: 1787-09-19 

Description: The first printing of the United States Constitution found in the "Pennsylvania Packet," and "Daily Advertiser."

Date: 1784 

Description: Plate 47. Portrait from Cook's Third Expedition, 1776-1779, while in Alaska.

Date: 1745 ca.

Description: A two page world map featuring the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, as well as the northern and southern zodiacs. Additionally, the map is ordained with n...

Date: 1740 ca.

Description: Engraved and hand-colored map of the Iberian peninsula as a theater of war during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714). The map is dedicated to Ki...

Date: 1778 

Description: Hand-colored. London, 1778. Coordinates: W 99⁰--W 83⁰/N 49⁰--N 41⁰. Scale [ca. 1:3,500,000]

Date: 1720 

Description: Double hemispherical world map showing routes of Tasman, Magellan, Mendana, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Title in oak wreath cartouche. Map between four...

Date: 1712 

Description: Engraved double-hemispherical world map by Moll, included in his atlas The world described, or, A new and correct sett of maps: shewing the kingdoms and st...

Map or Atlas

Map of Elkcorn Creek

Date: 1774 

Description: A hand-drawn plat map of Elkcorn (Elkhorn?) Creek.

Date: 1774-10-12 

Description: A repaired letter written by Arthur Campbell to William Preston.

Date: 1778-07-13 

Description: A brief letter written by Daniel Boone to "Dear Col".

Date: 1798 ca.

Description: Engraved and hand-colored map of Egypt. Map title appears on bottom left as a carving in stone next...

Date: 1786 after

Description: Portrait engraving of Thomas Jefferson, from the painting by M. Brown.

Date: 1778 

Description: This Italian map from 1778 depicts the upper portion of the Old Northwest. Rivers and lakes are identified and relief, real and imagined, is depicted picto...

Date: 1774-07 

Description: Front page of a letter written and signed by Dan Smith.

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