map collection

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has introduced an online database for its entire Kraus map collection.

The 36-map collection, acquired in 1969 by Harry Ransom from the New York antiquarian dealer Hans P. Kraus, features a wide range of individual maps of Europe and America, atlases, a rare set of
When Earth is viewed from space, cloud formations, coastlines, mountain ranges, islands, deltas, glaciers and rivers take on patterns resembling abstract art—with striking textures and brilliant colors.

These images can be seen in a new exhibit at the Library of Congress, starting Tuesday, May 31. The U.S. Geological Survey’s "Earth as Art" will be on display in the exhibition hall
January 31, 2011 -- Rare Revolutionary War-Era Map is David Rubenstein Gift to Library of Congress. Abel Buell Map First to Show “Stars and Stripes.”

David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, has given the Library of Congress stewardship of the first map printed in North America, depicting the boundaries of the new American nation and showing the "