Le Petit Atlas Maritime

5 vols., Paris, 1764
Donor: McGregor Fund

Bellin, an engineer and geographer with the French navy, was the most highly respected mapmaker in 18th century France. This 5-volume set includes engravings of coastlines from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

The McGregor Fund was a privately funded initiative developed to give institutions access to original documents important to the early history of the United States. The Fund provided catalogs of available documents as well as purchase funds. Carleton participated in the program from 1938 to 1943.

A Dictionary of the English Language

Johnson's Dictionary

London: Printed for J. Strahan et al., 1778
Donors: Ronald M. Hubbs

Gould Library holds several editions of Johnson’s famed Dictionary in Special Collections, including the two-volume folio first edition of 1755. This sixth edition of 1778 has both volumes bound in one.

The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland

London: Alex. Hogg, 1784
Donor: Thomas Crosby, former chair of the Board of Trustees

A late 18th century volume, containing engraved views as well as maps of locations throughout the British Isles.

The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed

The Tyger-spotted chinese Lily

76 vols. in 30, London: W. Curtis, 1787-1800
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Hurley O. Warming, friends of the College

This periodical includes accurate and meticulously hand-colored engravings of thousands of species of flowering plants, accompanied by their Latin classifications and descriptions of their characteristics. William Curtis founded The Botanical Magazine in 1787, and it continues to be published on behalf of the Bentham-Moxon Trust for the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

Plantarum Rariorum Horti C├Žsarei Schoenbrunnensis Descriptiones et Icones

Plantanum Rariorum by Nikolaus Jacquin

3 vols., Vienna: C. F. Wappler, 1797-98
Donor: Thomas Crosby, former chair of the Board of Trustees

A late 18th century herbal with engraved and sumptuously colored plates.