THE KOHL COLLECTION (NOW IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS) OF MAPS RELATING TO AMERICA.
A reprint of Bibliographical Contribution Number 19 of the Library of Harvard University, originally published by the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1904, with index and preface by Philip Lee Phillips, Chief, Division of Maps and Charts (Keyguide to Information Sources in Cartography 117). The catalogue, compiled by Justin Winsor in 1886 and reprinted with an index by the GPO in 1904, describes 474 items now in the Library of Congress. When Johan Kohl (1808-1878) came to the United States in 1854, he brought with him an important collection of facsimile drawings of maps relating to the discovery and exploration of the New World. The product of years of research in European libraries and archives, Kohl's drawings were the most comprehensive collection of cartographic reproductions in America at that time. In 1856 Congress commissioned Kohl to duplicate his drawings for a proposed catalogue of early maps of America, which remained in the Department of State until their transfer to the Library in 1903. In all, almost 500 early maps are described, with an author list and general index.
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