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Amerique septentrionale, from the Atlas Universel illustre. Geographie et statistique de V. Levasseur . . . , 1840?

 Item
Identifier: MC 11; MC 82
Amerique Septentrionale
Amerique Septentrionale
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

  • 1840?
  • 1847

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer one

Materials Specific Details

Mainly black and white, countries outlined in color. Shape largely as we know it today. Large scenes flank the actual map, showing tropical (Mexico) and polar flora, fauna, humans. Lower center has population statistics, description of the continent, flanking a goddess-type figure. MC 11: Black and white contrasts somewhat faded, paper rather dark- especially around the edges. MC 82: protected. Contrasts greater between black-white, sea-land. Content, etc., identical.

Dimensions

20.2 x 17.4

Creator

Repository Details

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

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