Amplissimae Regionis Mississippi, seu Provinciae Ludoviciane à R.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss. In America Septentrionali, anno 1687 . . . Nova tabula edita à Io. Bapt. Homanno, S.C.M. Geographo. Norimbergae. , c. 1745
Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: c. 1745
- Homann, Johann Baptist, 1664-1724 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Bright map showing North America from New England west to the Dakotas, south past the mouth of the Rio Grande, with political divisions outlined and shown by differnet colors. Large title cartouche shows a monk-missionary, red-coat soldier, naked native; plus a view of Niagara Falls below. Another scene shows an Indian family with buffalo. Shows explorers' routes, with dates. Many place names are Indian. French language shows adaptation from earler map of de L'Isle.
47.3 x 56.5 cm