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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

Maps at Georgetown University

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There are many types of maps and map-related documents. This collection contains some miscellaneous categories related to maps, including railway guides, celestial maps, historical timetables, and charts.

Celestial Maps & Atlases

Celestial maps and atlases are a branch of cartography concerned with mapping stars, galaxies, and other celestial bodies. Celestial maps are typically classified as one of the following categories: naked-eye, telescopic, photographic, modern, or computerized. [Wikipedia.  (2011). "Star cartography." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_atlas]

  • Celestial map (Draco, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Cepheus, Cassiopea Andromeda, Perseum, etc.) Location: Menke-Large Box 1F.A40
  • Celestial map (Andromeda, Cetus, Pegasus, Aquarius, etc.) Location: Menke-Large Box 1F.A35
  • Celestial map (Apus, Pavo, Indus, Toucan, Hydrus, Dorado, etc.) Location: Menke-Large Box 1F.A35
  • Celestial map (Lyra, Hercules, Serpentarius, Antinous, Caper, Sagittarius, etc.) Location: Menke-Large Box 1F.A35

Historical Timetables

  • Discus chronologicus: regum utriusque siciliae et du cum {Chronological volvelle table showing the Sicilian rulers from the year 0 until 1730} Location: Menke-Large Box 1F.A3

 

Charts

Charts are special-purpose maps designed for navigation or to present specific data or information. Charts are made primarily for nautical and aeronautical navigation.

[Maps for America, Third Edition. "charts." Glossary of Cartography and Map Terminology. http://www.worldatlas.com/mapterms.htm]

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