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Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride: Tirées de diverses Cartes, et Relations. Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geogr ordre du Roy À Paris, Chez l'Autheur [sic] -- [date erased]. "Somer Sculp." at bottom , 1656/1679

 Item
Identifier: MC 23
Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride: Tirées de diverses cartes, et relations. Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geogr Ordre du Roy à Paris, chez l'autheur, re. avec privilege du Roy, pour vingt ans . . .
Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride: Tirées de diverses cartes, et relations. Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geogr Ordre du Roy à Paris, chez l'autheur, re. avec privilege du Roy, pour vingt ans . . .

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

  • 1656/1679

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Physical Location

drawer two

Materials Specific Details

A later pring than Tooley's with place of publication changed and date removed. Title cartouch has elaborate drap and ribbon border. Coastlines and political borders outlined in color. Coasts and Indian settlements the only known features -- a few rivers.

Dimensions

29.8 x 53.4 cm

Creator

Repository Details

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

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