America Septentrionalis, Cincinnata juxta Observationes Dnn Academiae Regalis Scientiarum et nonnullorum aliorum, et juxta annotationes recentissimas Per G. de L'Isle . . . Apud Tobiam Conr. Lotter . . , 1772
Identifier: MC 25
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.
- Lotter, Tobias Contrad, 1717-1777 (Person)
From the Collection: 115 Sheets
Materials Specific Details
Bright colors show political divisions by ownership -- France shown as holding the major part of Canada. The title cartouche has a bright scene -- native Indian on one side, and a European man from a ship offering goods for barter. Louisiana goes west from New Orleans to a pointe well below the mouth of the Rio Grande, and north to Canada. The northwest section, north of 40⁰ is an absolute blank. Several Pacific voyages of exploration are traced.
44 x 56.5 cm