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A New Map of North America, with the West India Islands. (Laurie & Whittle, publishers), 1794

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Identifier: MCS 5 and MCS 6
A new map of North America, with the West India Islands
A new map of North America, with the West India Islands
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.

Dates

  • 1794

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

rolled

Materials Specific Details

Maps numbered 66 and 67 on verso. Large, deep-colored title cartouche at right, including an indian family. North limits of coast: 50⁰, interior a little further. Upper left corner has the inset map of Hudson's Bay, Faffin Bay, Greenland. Lower left has the inset of north end of the Gulf of California. Texas and the midwest a "Vast Tract of Land Unknown." Map has two sets of longitude readings: West from Ferro Is. in the outer margin and west from London in the inner margin. Cream paper, countries and coasts boardered in color. Fishing banks detailed as well as international fishing rights.

Dimensions

51 x 116 cm

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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