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Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection of English maps, charts, globes, books and atlases

Collection Data

Description
The collection focuses on the Middle Atlantic region and includes atlases, charts, books, and maps dating from the 16th through the 19th century.
Names
Slaughter, Lawrence H. (Donor)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1540 - 1870 (Approximate)
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Topics
United States
Middle Atlantic States
North America
Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)
Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Genres
Maps
Atlases
Notes
Acquisition: Maps from the private collection of Lawrence H. Slaughter were gifted to the New York Public Library upon his death in 1997 by his estate. In 2001 the second half of the collection was given to the Map Division.
Exhibitions: Slaughter's map collection formed the basis of the Library's exhibition “"In thy map securely saile’: Maps, Atlases, Charts, and Globes from the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection.” (1998)
Citation/reference: “American Shores: Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850.” (c2002) New York Public Library, website.
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6a373d50-c5d3-012f-a6fb-58d385a7bc34
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