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Le nouveau Mexique, avec la partie septentrionale de l'ancien, ou de la nouvelle Espagne. Par Mr. Bonne, Ingenieur-Hydrographe de la Marine. (Bonne Liv VI et X, No. 28) , 1783-1787

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Identifier: MC 5; MC 60; MC 83
Le nouveau Mexique, avec la partie septentrionale de l'ancien, ou de la nouvelle Espagne
Le nouveau Mexique, avec la partie septentrionale de l'ancien, ou de la nouvelle Espagne
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

  • 1783-1787

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

The three maps are basically identical. The paper has aged differently: MC 83 is light cream, MC 5 is ivory, #60 a pale gray-green. The hand-done outline coloring is different on each. All are in good condition. North of the Rio Grande, rivers are named, as are Indian tribal areas and a few settlements. Northern part of the map is quite blank. Baja California looks like a leg and foot, pointing east.

Dimensions

20.2 x 31 cm

Creator

Repository Details

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

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