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Map of the Month


This striking map is a later edition of the original 1737 plan of the Dutch colony of Suriname made by Prussian engineer, Alexander de Lavaux, who was hired by the Society of Suriname to create a cadastral map, listing property owners and connecting to them...

Map of the Month

In 2020, the JCB acquired a 10 x 17-inch map of the Great Lakes entitled “La Louisiane…”  made in 1695 by Vincenzo Coronelli, and in so doing added a crucial layer to the JCB’s collection of maps of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi region. 

An image of the map “La Louisiane…”  made in 1695 by Vincenzo Coronelli

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     When Lawrence C. Wroth published Some reflections on the book arts in early Mexico, in 1945, he didn’t know that one of the images included in this little book would catch the eye of an American anthropologist living in Mexico City. Robert...

As an opening event to kick off the Library's fall programming, members of the curatorial staff will join Director and Librarian Neil Safier for a whirlwind introduction to the renowned "Americana" collection of John Carter Brown, begun in 1846 and housed since 1901 in a stately...

Digital Item-of-the-Month

Taking advantage of our digital moment this month, we are inaugurating a monthly series that highlights a newly digitized item that has special historical significance and relevance across many fields of the JCB's collection – and that is not available elsewhere in digital form. 

Our first item is the Instructio[n]...