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Texas, Mexico, and part of the United States. Compiled from the latest and best Authorities. Engraved for Atkinson's Casket by J. Yeager. , c. 1840

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Identifier: MC 6
Texas, Mexico, and part of the United States. Compiled from the latest and best authorities. Engraved for Atkinson's Casket by J. Yeager
Texas, Mexico, and part of the United States. Compiled from the latest and best authorities. Engraved for Atkinson's Casket by J. Yeager

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: 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

  • c. 1840

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer one

Materials Specific Details

Bright color blocks show political divisions. Rocky Mountains are shown as long ridges, not too wide-spread. Oklahoma and Kansas labeled "Indian Territory." "Austin's Colony" is shown as being separate from Texas -- a large pink "island" in a green country.

Dimensions

21.5 x 25.5 cm

Creator

Repository Details

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

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