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Capt. Cook's [3 Voyages] , Early nineteenth century

 Item
Identifier: MC 17
Generalkarte saemmtlicher Entdeckungen auf den drei grossen Weltreisen des Kapit Jakob Cook . . .
Generalkarte saemmtlicher Entdeckungen auf den drei grossen Weltreisen des Kapit Jakob Cook . . .
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

  • Early nineteenth century

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer two

Materials Specific Details

Chiefly a map of the Pacific Ocean and South & North America with the east coast of Siberia, Islands, part of the coast of Australia, and New Zealand. Land masses are shown in color. The 3 voyages are clearly shown by colored "tracks," with dates. Text in German.

Dimensions

50.6 x 43.1 cm

Repository Details

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

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