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David Rumsey Collection

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Works: 10,377 works in 11,662 publications in 2 languages and 161,495 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Charts, diagrams, etc 
Classifications: Q115, 917
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Most widely held works about David Rumsey Collection
 
Most widely held works by David Rumsey Collection
Partie de la Russie d'Asie by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

97 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie du Brésil by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

49 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie des États-Unis by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

25 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie de la Chine by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

19 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This map shows Hainan Island, Guangdong Province, and a detailed delineation of the Pearl River Delta. Lintin, Lantau, and Lamma Islands are named in the map; Hong Kong Island is shown although not named
Partie de la Nouvelle Bretagne by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

17 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie de l'Empire chinois by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

17 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie de la Nlle. Hollande by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

17 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie de la Russie d'Europe by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

16 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new map of the state of California, the territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico by S. Augustus Mitchell( )

12 editions published between 1854 and 1859 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie du Mexique by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

15 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers parts of New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua and small portions of Arizona and Sonora
Partie du Japon by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

12 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie de l'Arabie by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

11 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie de la Colombie by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

10 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie de l'Amérique russe by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

11 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partie de la Plata by Philippe Vandermaelen( )

10 editions published in 1827 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the tracks of His Majesty's Sloop Discovery and Armed Tender Chatham by George Vancouver( )

7 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parts of eastern California and western Nevada by Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)( )

5 editions published between 1877 and 1883 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vermont, from actual survey by Mathew Carey( )

5 editions published between 1795 and 1814 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 by Charles Wilkes( )

1 edition published in 1845 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Exploring Expedition was the first American scientific expedition of any size, charged to "extend the bounds of Science and promote the acquisition of knowledge," and was one of the most ambitious Pacific expeditions ever attempted' (Forbes). The expedition represents 'the first governmental sponsorship of scientific endeavor and was instrumental in the nation's westward expansion. Specimens gathered by expedition scientists became the foundation collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Significant American contributions in the fields of geology, botany, conchology, anthropology, and linguistics came from the scientific work of the expedition. Wilkes's evaluations of his landfalls influenced later U.S. positions in those areas' (Dictionary of American Biography). 'The chief fields of exploration in this expedition were the coast of the Antarctic continent, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the American northwest coast. In total some 280 islands in the Pacific and adjacent waters and 800 miles of streams and coasts in the Oregon country were surveyed, and 1,600 miles of the the coast of Antarctica were charted. After leaving Hampton Roads in 1838, the expedition visited Madeira, the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Patagonia, the South Shetland Islands, Peter Island, Chile, and Peru, before proceeding to the Tuamotu or the low Archipelago, the Samoa Islands, and New South Wales. From Sydney, Wilkes sailed into the region now known as Wilkesland in Antarctica. He visited New Zealand, Tonga, the Fiji group, and the Hawaiian Islands in 1840, and in 1841 explored the west coast of North America. Much valuable information is given on the Columbia River, the Willamette Valley, Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Sacramento Valley, and the findings on the northwest coast of America proved timely in light of the dispute with Great Britain over the Oregon Territory. The Wilkes expedition also visited San Francisco bay and the Sacramento River. Crossing the Pacific, Wilkes called at the Philippine Islands, the Sulu Archipelago, Borneo, Singapore, and, rounding the Cape of Good Hope, finally reached New York in 1842, having sailed round the world'
 
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Alternative Names
David Rumsey Map Collection

Languages
French (326)

English (32)