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Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi, dressée sur un grand nombre de Mémories entr'autres sur ceux de Mr. le Maire par Guillaume de L'Isle de l'Academie Rle des Sciences. À Amsterdam, chez Jean Covens et Corneille Mortier, Geographes (Guillaume de L'Isle/Covens et Mortier), c. 1730

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Identifier: MC 24
Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi dressée sur un grand nombre de mémoirs entr' autres sur ceux de Mr. le Maire par Guillaume de L'Isle de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences.
Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi dressée sur un grand nombre de mémoirs entr' autres sur ceux de Mr. le Maire par Guillaume de L'Isle de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences.
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

  • c. 1730

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Materials Specific Details

A near duplicate of MC 106, it shows a common derivation from the early de L'Isle maps with MC 18 and MC 43 by Homan. This copy shows De Soto's route as the north boundary of Florida. Indian place names, as noted for others. Not as refined as the Homann map.

Dimensions

43 x 58 cm

Repository Details

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

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