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Featured Maps! South America

Theme for the week: South America

April 10-20, 2018

South America, the 5th largest continent, is covered with awestruck mountains, tropical rainforest in the North, beautiful coastal plains next to the seacoasts, and a home to many unique plants and animals, such as piranhas, jaguars, green anacondas- which is the largest snake in the world, and llamas! Not only is South America filled with biodiversity, they also have an abundance of different cultures. Brazil alone has around 150 different spoken languages, and indigenous cultures are still present. With a population of more than 400 million people in South America, Brazil is the largest country, population size around 207 million, and Sao Paulo is the largest city, having around 21 million people!

Did you know: That Brazil is almost the size of the U.S?

It is also a great place to visit during our winter times because their summer is in December, January and February! Come visit Shields Library Map Collection room and explore what South America has to offer. You can imagine visiting Tierra del Fuego (meaning Land of Fire), the biggest island at the southern tip of Argentina, or float down the largest lake, Lake Titicaca, that runs through Peru and Bolivia. And lets not forget to adventure off to Venezuela to see the highest uninterrupted Water fall, Angel Falls! Or even the 2nd highest mountain in the world the Aconcagua in Argentina. These maps can be used to your greatest imagination.

For more information visit South America


Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title: Guía turistica de América del Sur

by General Drafting Company, and Esso Standard Oil Company (1953)

Call Number: MAP G5200 1953 .G3

Title: South America

by National Geographic Society, and James M. Darley (1960)

Call Number: MAP G5200 1960 .N2

Title: America meridionalis

by Gerhard Mercator, and Jodocus Hondius (1609)

Call Number: MAP G5200 1609 .M3

Title: International travel maps, South America

by ITMB Publishing Ltd., and International Travel Maps (2000)

Call Number: MAP G5201.E635 2000 .I8

Title: Südamerika

by Kartographischer Verlag Wagner (1982)

Call Number: MAP G5201.D2 1982 .K3

Title: General structural geology map of the north part of South America

by Alirio G.Bellizzia, and Nelly Pimentel de Bellizzia (1981)

Call Number: MAP G5201.C55 1981 .B3

Title: International travel maps, Amazon

by ITMB Publishing Ltd., and International Travel Maps (2008)

Call Number: MAP G5202.A4E635 2008 .I8

Title: Great peoples of the past. The Inca, an empire and its ancestors

by National Geographic Maps, and Allen Carroll (2002)

Call Number: MAP G5202.A5E1 2002 .N2
Title: An international travel map of Tierra del Fuego

by Volker Schniepp, and International Travel Maps (1998)

Call Number: MAP G5202.T4E635 1998 .S2

Title: Map of Guyana

by Lands and Surveys Department (1971)

Call Number: MAP G5250 1971 .G8

Title: Mineral exploration map of Guyana

by Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (1987)

Call Number: MAP G5251.H1 1987 .G8

Title: Map of roads, Venezuela

by Promociones Publicitarias Canaima (1993)

Call Number: MAP G5284.C3 1993 .P7

Title: Mapa comercial de la República de Colombia

by Banco de la República (1931)

Call Number: MAP G5290 1931 .B2

Title: Mapa de la Republica de Colombia

by General Drafting Company (1940)

Call Number: MAP G5291.P2 1940 .G3

Title: Lago Titikaka, La Paz, Bolivia

by Freddy Ortiz Villareal, and Rutas Journeys (2001)

Call Number: MAP G5312.T5E635 2001 .L2

Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and the holiday season. To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings and Patricia Wyley.


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