Amerique Septentrionale/publiée sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc D'Orleans . . . Par le Sr. D'Anville . . . Paris. , 1746
Identifier: MCS 4
This cartographic collection was the gift of the estate of the late Midland oilman, George T. Abell. Mr Abell was interested travel, geography, the geology of the petroleum industry, and the history of the Southwest and the maps reflect these as well as other subjects. The collection contains over a hundred maps which range in date from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Notably, the collection also contains a 1573 copy of Abraham Ortelius's Theatrvm orbis terrarvm, considered by some as the first modern atlas of the world. The collection includes maps of the world, the British Isles, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, The Western Hemisphere, and the United States.
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
Large and colorful. Title cartouche has an Indian (?) woman "goddess" with two cherubs and assorted other creatures. Coastal areas, Caribbean, Mexico Well-known and depicted. West of the Mississippi and north from the Texas coast is: "Grand espace de pays qui n'est point connu." No attempt to show the west coast. Inset, upper left, is a map of northeastern Canada, showing Hudson's Bay, Baffin Bay, and Greenland. Map extends through margins on 3 sides.
83 x 86 cm