From the Library of Congress: Cosmic World Treasures



The Library of Congress’ international collections are extraordinary, including materials in more than 450 languages and in many media. Approximately two-thirds of the Library's books are in languages other than English.

For example, one exhibition, Beginnings, offers a marvelous collection of ancient calendars: Japanese, Ethiopian, Jewish, Korean, Aztec, Burmese, Indian, and many more.  Included in this online exhibit are the earliest globes in the Library’s collections, the first atlas of the moon, an Egyptian zodiac, Descartes’ Mechanical Philosophy and Cosmographia, a popular scientific work by 16th century German mathematician Petrus Apianus. Browse this wonderful and truly cosmic collection at:

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/heavens.html.

For an overview of the entire exhibit, click here:

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/world-over.html. 

To see all the exhibit items and to read more, click the links along the top of the page: Creation, Explaining and Ordering, Recording the Experience.