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Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm by Abraham Ortelius (1752-1598). The American Atlas: or, A Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America: wherein are delineated at large, its several Regions, Countries, States, and Islands; and chiefly the British Colonies, composed from numerous Surveys,...
Barton, Benjamin Smith. Elements of Botany; or, Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables (Philadelphia, 1803). Kelly, Patrick. A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy; being an attempt to simplify those.sciences. Containing.the discovery of a projection for clearing the...
A View of the Book Room in Monticello
Jefferson's interest in the geography of North America doubtlessly came from his father Peter Jefferson, who employed himself as a surveyor of boundaries and maker of maps from 1745 to 1750. The elder Jefferson's work with Joshua Fry as senior surveyor on the Fairfax Line and on a subsequent map of...
The Library welcomes reference inquiries from Foundation staff and the general public regarding the life, times, and legacy of Thomas Jefferson and the Monticello plantation. There is a great deal of information available on our Web site as well, and we encourage you to explore the links below to...
Currently Featured Letter: A Mammoth Tooth When James W. Wallace enclosed impressions of a fossilized tooth in the letter below and offered to send the tooth itself, he sought to contribute to what Thomas Jefferson called his “little collection of curiosities” at Monticello. Jefferson displayed...
The cumulative index is the most up-to-date version, providing references to specific pages in the published volumes and superseding the indexes in the printed volumes. The abbreviation "TJ" stands for Thomas Jefferson. Copies of the published volumes are available at a library near you , or may be...
Thomas Jefferson's World Trailer 20-second Clip from A Passion for Ordered Knowledge animation in the 'To Try All Things' exhibition

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