Accurata delineatio celeberrimae Regionis Ludovicianne vel Gallice Louisiane ol'Canadae et Floridae adpellatione in Septemtrionali America descriptae quae hodie nomine flumenis Mississippi vel St. Louis . . . Matthaei Seutteri, Chaloog. Augustan. At bottom right: Gottfr. Rogg del M. Rhein sc , 1734
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: 1734
- Seutter, Matthaus, 1678-1756 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
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Materials Specific Details
Deep colors show territorial claims. Hudson's Bay has a clear connection to the North Atlantic. Title cartouche has many cherubs, angels above, European settlers -- happy at left, sad at right -- and more cherubs playing below. Large inset at top left shows the coast-harbor-delta area of New Orleans to Mobile. Western areas have all Indian place names.
48 x 55.2 cm